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DOD IG Says White House Email Kabosh Stymies Border Wall Contract Probe

December 7, 2020

Via: ENR

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 IG Sean O’Donnell said in a Nov. 30 report to Congress.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, (D-Miss.), House Homeland Security Committee chairman, requested the investigation shortly after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the North Dakota-based contractor its first federal construction contract for 31 miles of wall construction in Yuma County, Ariz.

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