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Inspector General says $6 billion is unaccounted for

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The Inspector General reports that approximately $6 billion in missing funds are either incomplete or lost contract files. The findings pose a significant financial risk and demonstrate a lack of internal control.

The mismanagement appears to have started before Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. It did however; continue throughout her six years there. Critics argue it shows a corrupt department.

Former US Ambassador John Bolton says it is an example of waste, fraud and abuse. "You could prevent this kind of waste from going on, but unfortunately people are not paying attention," he said. "I'm sure Hillary Clinton will get to explain this during her presidential campaign."

Here are some examples:

The Inspector General lists contracts related to the War in Iraq, specifically, 33 out of one hundred and fifteen files could not be found. Those 33 contracts alone cost about $2.1 billion in missing funds.

The report also shows another 48 out of 82 other contract files which did not include the proper paper trail and those files also came up to about $2.1 billion.

In its report, the IG suggests the need for a more organized system and the State Department agreed with the auditor's suggestion. The Clinton family has not responded to these latest findings

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