The government watchdog group Cause of Action Institute (CofA) just filed a Freedom of Information request for some records regarding Hillary Clinton’s State Department tenure. Seems like $6 billion dollars is now missing.
The inquiry stems from an Inspector General (IG) management alert related to incompetence and mismanagement regarding government contracts, per DailyCaller.com.
“Many of these cases arose during the tenure of Hillary Clinton,” the complaint from CofA reads.
One of the main revelations from this alert would be the fact that State Department bureaucrats lost contract files and had incomplete maintenance. Moreover, they exposed the taxpayers to “substantial financial losses” because they neglected their requirement to undergo proper government procedures from start to finish.
The alert concluded with a damning summary, which said Hillary’s State Department created a number of poor conditions.
They were accused of creating “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 turn, those of taxpayers.”
Finally, they said the environment of the Clinton-led State Department had a poor ability to counteract and prevent potential criminal behavior.
Among the examples cited by the IG were:
Modifications and task orders were awarded to a company owned by the spouse of the State Department official managing the $52 million contract. The contract’s file was missing documentation reflecting those modifications and task orders, an IG investigation uncovered.
A State Department contracting officer on a contract valued at $100 million falsified technical review information and provided the contractor with advance pricing information.
Forty-eight of the 82 files the IG reviewed related to $2.1 billion in contracts supporting the U.S. mission in Iraq lacked required documentation.
None of the files reviewed by the IG for eight contracts issued by the department’s Bureau of African Affairs and valued at $34.8 million contained required documentation.
The CofAI said “the public has a significant interest in knowing whether the department implemented the recommendations the [IG] made in its previous reports … the requested records will further inform the public about the resolution of contract management problems with the Department of State.”
The State Department has 20 working days to prepare an initial response to CofAI’s request.