Defense Dept. IG: White House Email Stonewall Stalls Border Wall Contract Probe

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The audit is set to determine if President Donald Trump and other administration officials may have improperly influenced the award to the firm.

December 14, 2020
Mary B. Powers & Debra K. Rubin - Engineering News-Record

After nearly one year of work, the U.S. Defense Dept.’s Inspector General can’t finish a congressionally-ordered probe of a $400-million U.S-Mexico border wall construction award last December to contractor Fisher Sand & Gravel because agency attorneys won't allow release of requested DOD and White House e-mails related to the contract, Acting Inspector General Sean O’Donnell said in a Nov. 30 report to Congress.

Reprinted courtesy of Mary B. Powers, Engineering News-Record and Debra K. Rubin, Engineering News-Record

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