Monday, April 07, 2014
$6B In Government Funds Mysteriously Vanishes From The State Department Under Hillary
According to a report issued by the State Department's inspector general Steve Linick, our State Department can't account for over $6 billion of your tax dollars with most of the money being lost while Hillary Clinton was running things as Secretary of State. What happened to it? Who knows? It's just, you know, gone.
Shades of Jon Corzine! And he just 'misplaced' a mere $1.2 billion.
Most of the money seems to have disappeared, unaccounted for as a result of outside contracts for services that nobody ever seems to have followed up on to see if the goods and services were actually ever provided.For instance, a recent investigation of the contracts involved in closing out the U.S. mission in Iraq showed that 33 of the 115 files on contracts totaling about $2.1 billion are simply gone. Nobody claims to know where the money went, what it was for or who ended up with it.
In one case, a contract file that was located failed to mention that a $52 million deal was awarded to a company owned by the spouse of another contractor working for the State Department as an employee on file as working as a ill-defined specialist.
According to the inspector general, “it is the Department’s policy that all contracts, regardless of dollar value, be properly documented so as to provide complete record of: pre-solicitation activities; the solicitation, evaluation, and award process; and [sic] the administration of the contract through closeout.”
Six billion dollars..to quote Mrs. Clinton, what does it matter? It'll turn up eventually. Perhaps as part of the funding for a campaign in 2016.