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“FOLLOW THE MONEY” SERIES…
and what a journey it is. Loops, turnarounds, cul-de-sacs, expressways, dirt tracks, and detours….
This ongoing series will include (to name a few) the following sections:
(1) U.S. contributions to the U.N. / International Aid
(2) Paris Agreement COP 21
(3) Department of State, Hillary Clinton term – $6 Billion missing
(4) Pentagon (Department of Defense) — $29-33 Trillion reported unaccounted for
(5) Puerto Rico 2017 Aid
(6) American Red Cross
(7) $768 Million U.S. Humanitarian Aid to Al Qaeda’s Arabian Peninsula Headquarters
(8) Illegal Immigrants Costs
(9) Obama’s Iran Deal – $400 Million Cash night flight flown to Iran plus $1.3 Billion transferred later for total of $1.7 Billion paid (for questioned ransom allegations)
(10) Sanctuary Cities and States
(11) Congress “SHUSH-FUND” for sexual harassment cases against members of Congress
(12) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Gulftainer 35-year cargo container terminal lease at PORT CANAVERAL (and other U.S. ports)
(13) Uranium One – Rosatom – ATOMREDMETZOLOTO, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, State Department, and Obama Administration
(14) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act v citizen’s stock pond/fire prevention reservoir pond
(15) Environmental Protection Act (EPA) negligence and accidental hazardous Waste Water Spill affecting 4 states, 2 rivers, and a creek
(16) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land tyranny.
Some of these “Follow the Money” topics could easily fill a small library. We assure all of you, that you will experience: bewilderment, disgust, and anger while reading this collection of information. You will undoubtedly have many questions. Therefore, for those interested in learning more, a few search links are provided herewith.
(3) DEPARTMENT OF STATE — HILLARY CLINTON TERM – $6 BILLION MISSING, UNACCOUNTED FOR
a) Apr 2014 – $6 Billion Went Missing From Hillary Clinton’s State Department…Where Did The Money Go?,
The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report. The report centered on State Department contracts worth “more than $6 billion in which contract files were incomplete or could not be located at all.”
The situation “creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt to conceal evidence of illicit behavior by omitting key documents from the contract file,” the report concluded.
The IG “found repeated examples of poor contract file administration” related to the U.S. war in Iraq in which 33 out of 115 could not be produced valuing the 33 “missing files” at a total of $2.1 billion.
Of the contract files that were produced, 48 of the 82 “did not contain all of the documentation required by” internal regulations. Those 48 “incomplete files” were worth another $2.1 billion.
The department’s Bureau of African Affairs found that administrators “were unable to provide complete contract administration files for any of the eight contracts that were reviewed.” Those contracts were worth $34.8 million.
Instances in which a company owned by the spouse of a contractor employee was not properly documented as well. “In the case of work undertaken by OIG’s Office of Investigations, one investigation revealed that a contract file did not contain documentation reflecting that modifications and task orders were awarded to the company owned by the spouse of a contractor employee performing as a Contract Specialist for the contract,” the report states. The contract in question was worth $52 million.
A State Department contracting officer on a contract valued at $100 million falsified technical review information and provided the contractor with advance pricing information.
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement issued a $1 billion contract in Afghanistan that was deemed “incomplete.”
b) May 2016 – Read the Inspector General Report That Says Hillary Clinton Broke the Rules by Using Private Email
The State Department’s inspector general found that Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency’s policies on records in her use of private email while US secretary of state, and she also declined to be interviewed for an investigation into the matter, according to a report delivered to US lawmakers.
b1) State Dept. IG Report on “Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements”, Uploaded by Keegan Hamilton
OFFICE OF EVALUATIONS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records
Management and Cybersecurity Requirements
What OIG Evaluated
As part of ongoing efforts to respond to requests from the current Secretary of State and several Members of Congress, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed records management requirements and policies regarding the use of non-Departmental communications systems.
This report (1) provides an overview of laws, regulations, and policies related to the management of email records; (2) assesses the effectiveness of electronic records management practices involving the Office of the Secretary; (3) evaluates compliance with records management requirements; and (4) examines information security requirements
related to the use of non-Departmental systems.
What OIG Recommends
OIG makes eight recommendations. They include issuing enhanced and more frequent guidance on the permissible use of personal email accounts to conduct official business, amending Departmental policies to provide for administrative penalties for failure to comply with records preservation and cybersecurity requirements, and developing a quality assurance plan to address vulnerabilities in records management and preservation. The Department concurred with all of OIG’s recommendations.
c) Apr 2014 – Bombshell Report Links Hillary Clinton To Missing State Department Billions…
A staggering $6 billion dollars in State Department funds is missing—“misplaced,” in the words of Hillary Clinton. In one case, Hillary Clinton wrote a $50 million check for “services performed.” The paperwork for what exactly the “services performed” were has also been “misplaced.” Just for the Iraq Embassy in Bagdad, a staggering $2 billion is missing! Obama’s response to Hillary Clinton “misplacing” $6 billion dollars?
“What difference does it make!”
d) March 2015 – While Clinton Hid Emails, $6 Billion Went Missing in Her State Dept.
It would seem very little was account for – by definition – since the Clinton State Dept. had a vacancy for the critical Inspector General position, responsible for oversight and department spending, during the ENTIRE 5 year tenure of Hillary Clinton there.
It was the longest vacancy in the entire history of the department. In February 2012, a year before Clinton left office in February 2013, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) reported:
The longest vacancy has been at the State Department, which has gone 1,484 days—over four years—without a permanent IG, at a time when the Department has taken on the responsibility and challenge of managing scandal-prone private security contractors in war zones. As of today, there are seven IG positions that have been vacant for more than a year.
So much for the already absurd ‘most transparent administration ever’ claim of the Obama Administration.
That means no one even pretended to keep Sec. Clinton and her department accountable during her reign.
After Hillary stepped down, embroiled in “what difference does it make” Benghazi bullsh*t, and John Kerry took over, one Steve A. Linick was appointed as Inspector General of the State Dept. As IG, Linick discovered $6 billion in unaccounted funds “due to improper filing of contracts during the past six years.”
e) June 2015 – Hillary’s officials cut criticisms out of State Dept. reports
State Department Inspector General officials edited out passages of a high-profile report in 2013 that could have embarrassed Hillary Clinton just days before she quit President Obama’s Cabinet.
The unexplained gaps in the final version, and the removal of passages that would have damaged the State Department, call into question the independence of Harold Geisel, who was State’s temporary inspector general throughout Clinton’s four years at the head of the department.
Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, demanded the inspector general turn over earlier drafts of the published report in question in June 2013 after media reports suggested it had been softened internally before its release. Royce said in the letter to Geisel that the inspector general’s office had turned over to Congress two drafts of the report — one dated November 20, 2012, and another from December 4, 2012.
Next to the passage describing an investigation into the pedophilia allegations against an unnamed ambassador, for example, someone typed: “[T]hese allegations must be deleted.” Someone else wrote, “Why?” in the space below.
While the question wasn’t answered in a nearly identical draft that followed on November 28, the offending language was missing from a December 4, 2012, version of the report.
Geisel served as the State Department’s interim inspector general from January 2008-June 2013.
Allegations that high-level State Department officials had stymied diplomatic security investigations first surfaced in 2013 when Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator in the State Department inspector general’s office, told CBS that the February 2013 inspector general report had been heavily edited before its release.
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Section 2 – Paris Agreement COP 21 / Green Climate Fund
Series 3 – Secr of State HRC missing $6Billion
Series 5 – Puerto Rico 2017 Hurricane Aid