$6 BILLION missing from State Department

Hillary for prison

Brianna Ehley reports for The Fiscal Times, April 4, 2014, that the State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors, just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors.

In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned that “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years.” The lack of oversight “exposes the department to significant financial risk. It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt to conceal evidence of illicit behavior by omitting key documents from the contract file. It impairs the ability of the Department to take effective and timely action to protect its interests, and, in tum, those of taxpayers.”

IG Linick detailed “repeated examples of poor contract file administration,” including:

  • For instance, a recent investigation of the closeout process for contracts supporting the “mission” (war) in Iraq, showed that Auditors couldn’t find 33 of the 115 contract files, totaling about $2.1 billion. Of the remaining 82 files, 48 contained insufficient documents required by federal law.
  • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement issued a $1 billion contract in Afghanistan that was deemed “incomplete.”

The auditor recommended that the State Department establish a centralized system to track, maintain and retain contract files.

The department responded and said it concurred with the recommendations to address the “vulnerability” in its contracting process.

Before Linick took office last fall, the State Department had been without an inspector general position for five years—the longest IG vacancy in the government’s history, as noted in The Washington Post.

Contact your Congress critters and demand that there be a hearing on this fiasco.

Since Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State and, therefore, the head of the State Department, for 4 of the 6 years, she should be hauled before the hearing to account for the missing $6 billion.

No doubt, just as she did about Benghazi, she’ll once again airily dismiss the missing billions with “What does it matter?”

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~Eowyn

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Gunny G
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Reblogged this on CLINGERS… BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN ! and commented:
GYG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lindarm
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I believe that money has been used to finance Syrian Jihadists who are killing Christians in a horrible way. Also the DOS is the one bringing in thousands upon thousands of so called refugees from a slew of Muslim countries. And believe me, they are NOT Christians. DOS has way too much power and of course it is with the blessing of this divisive mad hatter in Chief.

DCG
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Neither Hillary nor any one in this administration will be held accountable. The sheeple and the SRM will not care either. Sigh, such is the state of our country…

igor
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igor

seems like our country is being run similar to the countries in sub sahara africa steal all the money you can while you can and screw the people

bzerob
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Reblogged this on My views on Obama and Islam and commented:
Ok Hillary was in charge during this period of time. And it looks like Benghazi may not be her only “fabricated” conspiracy! Wanna bet she claims not to know anything about it? She’s a tool like the rest of the politico in charge now.

Anonymous
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Hey, accountability is “racist”…

CalGirl
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CalGirl

How do we know it was only 6 million? Small change by the standards of this present adminisration. Solyndra got 7 million to pack up their marbles/toys/tent and run off in to the night.

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this incredible post. And “What does it matter?” Hilary is responsible for this six billion dollar fraud. This is truly unconscionable.