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Watchdog says State Dept. failing to adequately track foreign aid
The Hill ^ | 07/01/2017 | John Bowden

Posted on 07/02/2017 8:50:56 AM PDT by ForYourChildren

The State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have failed to adequately track the more than $30 billion they spend annually on foreign aid, according to a government watchdog report released Friday.

The report released by the State Department's Office of the Inspector General noted that the department has failed to build infrastructure for tracking billions of dollars in foreign aid despite being ordered to do so in 2015.

"Because the Department had made such limited progress in building the capacity to centrally track foreign assistance data, [the Office of Inspector General] strengthened and reissued the recommendation in the original report and made an additional recommendation focused on the need for executive leadership to address this Department-wide management challenge," it read.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; federalspending; foreignaid; sostillerson; statedept; trumpstatedept; usaid
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1 posted on 07/02/2017 8:50:56 AM PDT by ForYourChildren
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To: ForYourChildren

“failed to adequately track the more than $30 billion they spend annually”

I hate it when that happens.

2 posted on 07/02/2017 8:51:23 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ - Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])
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To: ForYourChildren

A few billion here, a few billion there, heck, it’s just petty cash.

3 posted on 07/02/2017 8:52:11 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ - Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])
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Foreign Aid Is Taking Money From Poor People in Rich Countries and Giving it to Rich People in Poor Countries
4 posted on 07/02/2017 8:53:48 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Some people consider government to be a necessary evil, others their personal Ponzi scheme.)
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To: ForYourChildren

Citizens demand an immediate halt to this program and review all recipients of foreign aid.

5 posted on 07/02/2017 8:56:23 AM PDT by chief lee runamok
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just try cutting it off and see how the various groups of Americans squeal that their favorite country isn’t getting our tax dollars anymore.

6 posted on 07/02/2017 8:57:51 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: ForYourChildren

wonder how the investigation is coming about Hillary losing 6 billion while at state?

7 posted on 07/02/2017 9:02:16 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Hillary Clinton must be imprisoned.)
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To: ForYourChildren

Mike Cernovich has learned from White House sources that Tillerson has apparently gone over to the dark side and is behind a move to let in MORE of the islamist “refugees.”

Clip is approximately 20 minutes:

All is not well with State Dept on many levels. God help us.

8 posted on 07/02/2017 9:03:53 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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Probably fake news, click bait.
Tillerson serves at the pleasure of the President. If he tries to implement his policies rather than the presidents, he will soon be history.

9 posted on 07/02/2017 9:07:45 AM PDT by billyboy15
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To: ForYourChildren

Another useless IG on the government payroll.. Like the TV commercial - we don’t stop robberies or termites, we just monitor. All except for the poor guy who tried to do his job and was fired by obozo for picking on a friend of his. I don’t think any IG has accomplished anything of meaning since then.

10 posted on 07/02/2017 9:08:33 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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“”wonder how the investigation is coming about Hillary losing 6 billion while at state?””

Shhhh - not supposed to remember that.

11 posted on 07/02/2017 9:09:47 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: ForYourChildren

If McConnell went along with the proposal to split the two actions he wouldn’t have an excuse to delay, delay, delay until they can get a democrat back in the White House.

Then they can stop all of this reformer nonsense and get back to business as usual without President Trump’s unwanted intrusions into their agendas.

That’s why McConnell and Ryan never let a chance go by to take a sniper shot at President Trump.

12 posted on 07/02/2017 9:13:10 AM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (Best Long Term Prepper Tactic: Beat The Muslim Demographic Tsnami - Have Big Families)
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as in dweezil zappa or connie chung?

paris Hilton or red fox?

sniffles the cowardly unicorn?

panhandle sue, the trailer queen of low country?

I just need some clarification.

13 posted on 07/02/2017 9:15:59 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: ForYourChildren

Foggy Bottom has been failing for decades.

14 posted on 07/02/2017 9:19:37 AM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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Bullcrap. They account for it fine. They are hiding it, stealing it, using it to launch things like Syria where USAID was funding Syrian opposition literally as far back as the Bush administration.

30 billion wasn’t just lost track of. It went exactly where they wanted it to. Including into some personal foreign accounts.

15 posted on 07/02/2017 9:22:39 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: GOPJ; Bikkuri; Jane Long; DollyCali; MinuteGal; jsanders2001; V K Lee; HarleyLady27; ...
Ask the Clintons about the State Dept's USAID tax dollars----
they and their cronies know exactly where all of the billions went.

BACKSTORY Then-Secy Hillary poured billions of State Dept tax dollars into dirt-poor, earthquake-ravaged Haiti as Bill put on his "do-good" act.

But Haitian Americans protested the Clinton Foundation offices; H/A say dirt-poor Haitians never got a dime...all of the tax dollars have been laundered into the foundation.

REALITY CHECK In some Haitian mountain villages there's no electricity (maybe generators for a few hours), no water, no septic, etc. - but dirt-poor Haiti does have cell-phone coverage.

Reading the many stories of Clinton "do-goodism" in Haiti....he is invariably standing before a Digicel sign. You can bet your bottom dollar the Clintons get a cut of that action.

That's Digicel's CEO on the left.

FOLLOW THE USAID TAX DOLLARS-- The Digicel Group is the Caribbean and Central American telecom empire run by Denis O’Brien, an Irish billionaire officially resides in Malta to avoid taxes..... O'Brien serves as chairman of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Haiti Action Network.

Digicel, the largest mobile provider in Haiti, invested $45 million in the project, which also benefited from $26.5 million in financing from the World Bank-affiliated International Finance Corporation.

Secy Hillary also tapped the Sate Dept's USAID agency for more tax dollars for the tax-evadng billionaire.

<><><> The State Dept's USAID Food for Peace program, under the direct control of Hillary Clinton’s top aide Cheryl Mills, benefited money-hungry administer money transfers over its mobile network. <><><>

Haitians received cell phones and a free Digicel account; Digicel received grants courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, collected millions in fees from Haitians every time they used the system, and significantly expanded its user base.

But it was Bill and Hillary Clinton....using tax dollars and official US govt policy....who made it all happen.

16 posted on 07/02/2017 9:28:40 AM PDT by Liz
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What is there to track? Send 1M in aid and maybe 10,000 will get to the intended project. The bureaucrats skim it at both ends, by the time it gets to where it is needed, most of it is in their pockets. Its how the corrupt foreign aid game is played.

17 posted on 07/02/2017 9:31:38 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Damn, the tag line disappeared again?)
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Here's another Hillary State Dept horror story.

ANOTHER STATE DEPT SLUSH FUND--Longtime Clinton family crony and Secy Hill's top aide is US govt employee, Cheryl Mills. Amazingly, govt employee Mills also ran a far-off side business.

Mills' "BlackIvy Investments," is developing a privately-financed dry port that will be located 56 km outside of the Port of Dar es Salaam, Africa, and will use shuttle trains to take transit and upcountry cargo to and from the Port.

So how did BlackIvy, a brand new firm with no discernible track record of building ports, manage to become an overnight player in the East African energy market?

It turns out Mills had some help from a company called Symbion Power, which was created to profit off rebuilding efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan after the US invasions.

Symbion Power operators happens to be very good friends of Hillary Clinton.

Hillary's pal, Sid Blumenthal was the conniving Clintons' bagman---a $325,000 employee of the Clinton Foundation, he had numerous paid side interests----promoting any number of foreign deals and schemes in which he had a financial interest.....many of which were predicated on the toppling of Libya's Khadaffi.

Blumenthal was ambidextrous---chronically emailing Hillary Libya foreign policy messages w/ one hand....his other hand firmly in the State Dept cookie jar.

In one confidential e-mail to Clinton, Blumenthal was clearly colluding w/ onetime Amb Joe Wilson (Valerie Plame's hubby) to help himself to the tax dollars in the State Dept cookie jar.

GAME ON Amb Wilson pumped himself up as a 'director' of Symbion Power---an outfit seeking millions of dollars in contracts from an obscure government agency chaired by Hillary....the Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC)

In September 2010, Hillary's MCC awarded Symbion $47 million tax dollars for (cough) 'power projects in Tanzania.'

EVER WONDER how much of the $47 million tax dollars got to Tanzania....after the players divvied it up among Blumenthal, Wilson, the Clintons, Obama?

NOTE Millenium is also the source of the 100 million tax dollars Michele gave to Morocco "to teach Muslim girls" to be held by, and "administered" by the Obama Foundation.


FREEPER FEATURE--DO THIS NOW: demand the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) books be opened. We demand to know the financial details and the scope and dimension of individuals connected to these outrageous State Dept giveaways.........govt parasites profiting at taxpayers' expense.

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18 posted on 07/02/2017 9:33:02 AM PDT by Liz
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Will Trump ever be able to clean out the State Dept? They consist of a massive den of snakes and need to be fired, prosecuted and REPLACED!!! And many need to go to the big house.

Time for Justice to offer deals to whistle blowers in lieu of exposing the criminality!

19 posted on 07/02/2017 9:40:32 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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ANOTHER CLINTON CRONY CASHES IN: this'll give you nightmares,
counting out hordes of Huma's cousins w/ their hands in the State Dept cookie jar.


As you may have read---the divorce is off and Anthony's moving back in. I guess Huma needs to keep Anthony close-by to keep his mouth zipped (not his pants).

Anthony might spill the beans about Huma's endless line of cousins dipping into Hillary's State Dept 's numerous slush funds...... the cousins becoming millionaires sucking up our tax dollars.

Also has A LOT to do w/ Huma's having the wherewithal to pay a pricey 12,000 monthly rental.....w/ her cut of the cousins' millions.


REFERENCE----This'll give you nightmares, people.....counting up the endless line of Huma's cousins w/ their greedy Muslim hands in the State Dept cookie jar.

UNDER HOUSE ARREST---This smirking creep is Huma's first cousin AKA a serial swindler
He subsidized businesses w/ our tax dollars looted from Hillary's State Dept. He made six million dollars vanish.

EXCERPT--“Thanks for getting in touch. Would love to arrange a meeting,” Huma Abedin replied in a June 23, 2009, email to her cousin Omar Amanat and Shamil Idriss, who heads New York-based Soliya Inc.

In May 2010, then-Secy Clinton helped Soliya get access to U.N. funding by making the U.S. a participant in a U.N. high-tech media initiative called the Alliance of Civilizations. Then in October 2010, the State Department directly awarded Soliya $1.25 million for a media technology project. “Huma helped Omar make KIT appear more valuable because of its association with the Alliance of Civilizations, which was approved by Hillary and funded in part by U.S. grants (tax dollars),” said an attorney familiar with the case.

“This helped Omar raise money for KIT, which he and his brother misappropriated for other purposes. Approximately $6 million has vanished.”

Amanat took KIT Digital public in August 2009. At the time, Amanat, known as a “serial swindler,” was in personal bankruptcy and being sued by other investors. Despite his reputation, he still managed to gain special access to US government tax dollars thanks to his ties to his well-positioned cousin and the Clinton Foundation.

THE MONEY LAUNDRY Records show that Omar Amanat and several other Abedin family members and related charities have together donated as much as $1.2 million to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, as well as the Clinton Health Access Initiative.

Omar Amanat, Abedin's cousin, who personally contributed as much as $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation, was appointed to the Council on Foreign Relations during the time that Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state.

While the FBI has apparently closed its espionage investigation into Clinton’s unsecured private email server (the House has reopened it), its public corruption investigation into the Clinton Foundation remains open.

It’s not clear if this still-active probe overlaps with the Amanat fraud investigation. However, investigators reportedly continue to look into alleged “pay-for-play” schemes involving the Clinton State Department and the Clinton Foundation and its wealthy donors, as well as entities that paid the Clintons millions of dollars in speaking fees.

Judicial Watch and other government watchdog groups have charged that the Clinton Foundation was a pay-for-play operation that rewarded its benefactors with State Department favors. And tax dollars....all you could possible wa

20 posted on 07/02/2017 9:41:00 AM PDT by Liz
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