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  • Feds could be coming for California's over-budget bullet train

    05/01/2018 10:26:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/01/2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The biggest boondoggle in California history is now under the microscope of the U.S. Department of Transportation as costs continue to climb on a multi-billion dollar high-speed rail project that routinely misses deadlines and blows through budgets. The DOT is currently auditing the pricey West Coast venture—something critics claim is long overdue on what’s essentially a pet project that’s billions in the red, seven years behind schedule and appears to have no plausible way of living up to its goal of getting riders across the state in three hours or less. The audit was requested by Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif.,...
  • Q Anon: (4/14/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/14/2018 5:11:44 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,998 replies
    qanon.pub ^ | 4/14/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Turnpike Authority responds to Oklahoma representative’s bill calling for yearly audit

    04/09/2018 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 11, 2018 | Dylan Brown
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – An Oklahoma representative says that she has filed legislation this week that would increase the financial scrutiny given to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. House Bill 2530 would require the state auditor and inspector to perform an audit of the Turnpike Authority at least once every two years. “Taxpayers deserve to know where their hard-earned money is going,” Rep. Tess Teague said. “The Turnpike Authority has an annual budget of nearly $100 million, and lawmakers owe it to Oklahomans to track those dollars closely.” The legislation dictates that the audit will take no more than 90 days....
  • (2016) Clinton Broke Federal Rules With Email Server, Audit Finds

    01/20/2018 7:34:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/25/16 | KEN DILANIAN
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton violated federal records rules through her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, a State Department audit has concluded. “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department issues before leaving government service,” says an audit by the State Department Inspector General, obtained by NBC News. “Because she did not do so, she did not comply with the [State] Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act."
  • Military Launch Quality Issues Flagged by DoD Watchdog

    12/30/2017 3:28:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Space News | ^ | December 28, 2017 12:58pm ET | Sandra Erwin,
    An evaluation of military space launch services revealed lapses in quality control that could compromise the schedule and performance of future missions, the Defense Department inspector general reported last week. The IG specifically called out the main contractors that support the evolved expendable launch vehicle program, or EELV, for failing to comply with standards required by AS9100 — a widely adopted quality management system for the aviation and space industries. Prime contractors United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX, and ULA subcontractor Aerojet Rocketdyne "did not perform adequate quality assurance management of the EELV program," said the Dec. 20 report signed by Randolph...
  • FLASHBACK: Romney donor vilified by Obama campaign, then subjected to 2 audits

    05/13/2013 2:11:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jamie Weinstein, Senior editor
    Just months after being slimed by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, Mitt Romney supporter and businessman Frank VanderSloot was informed that he was going to be audited not only by the Internal Revenue Service, but by the Labor Department as well. VanderSloot’s saga was told by columnist Kimberley Strassel in the Wall Street Journal last July. In April 2012, VanderSloot, who served as the national co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential finance committee, was one of eight Romney backers to be defamed as ”wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records” in a post on the Obama campaign’s website. The post, entitled “Behind the...
  • Senate Committee Launches A New Clinton Investigation

    06/04/2017 5:54:05 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/2017 | Richard Pollock
    Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has launched a new investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to thwart a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the Clintons. The Iowa Republican’s effort is the first new official inquiry of Clinton since her unexpected loss in the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump. Trump’s supporters often chanted “lock her up” during his many boisterous campaign rallies. But upon assuming the presidency, Trump and leaders of the Republican-majority Congress displayed little appetite for reopening investigations of Clinton’s tenure...
  • FACT CHECK: Ben Carson Didn’t Find HUD Errors

    05/03/2017 7:45:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FACT CHECK ^ | 4/19/2017 | By D'Angelo Gore
    Q: Did Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson find over $500 billion in accounting errors while auditing HUD’s financial statements?A: No. The errors were discovered and published by HUD’s independent inspector general before Carson became secretary.FULL QUESTION Is it true that Dr. Ben Carson has found a half trillion dollar error from the Obama administration since he has taken office?FULL ANSWER Readers have repeatedly asked us if Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson initiated an audit of HUD’s financial statements and found more than $500 billion in accounting errors made by the Obama administration.That may be...
  • Janet Napolitano is sorry she got caught trying to rig a state audit: And she still has her job.

    05/03/2017 6:53:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/03/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    In a contentious 4 ½ hour legislative hearing yesterday in Sacramento, Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California made a pro-forma apology for conduct that should have gotten her fired. She tried to rig an independent state audit, and she got caught, and she is sorry [I paraphrase]. Alexi Koseff explains further in the Sacramento Bee: University of California President Janet Napolitano apologized Tuesday for creating the “wrong impression” that she had improperly interfered in a critical state audit of her office released last week. At a legislative hearing to review the audit findings, Napolitano acknowledged that she...
  • Audit: UC President Napolitano Hid $175 Million While Raising Tuition

    04/30/2017 8:30:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | Chriss W. Street
    The California State Auditor issued a scathing report last week alleging that University of California President and former Obama Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano raised tuitions while her office hid $175 million. The cover page for State Auditor Elaine Howle’s 167-page audit report states bluntly that the UC president’s office “Failed to Disclose Tens of Millions in Surplus Funds, and Its Budget Practices Are Misleading.” The audit found that the UC spent $32.5 billion on expenses during the 2015-16 school year to fund 10 campuses, five medical centers, and its Office of the President headquarters. Although the UC states...
  • Hillary Aides Threatened Prime Minister’s Son With IRS Audit

    04/26/2017 5:22:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/25/17 | Richard Pollock
    Hillary Clinton’s Department of State aides threatened a South Asian prime minister’s son with an IRS audit in an attempt to stop a Bangladesh government investigation of a close friend and donor of Clinton’s, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group learned. A Bangladesh government commission was investigating multiple charges of financial mismanagement at Grameen Bank, beginning in May 2012. Muhammad Yunus, a major Clinton Foundation donor, served as managing director of the bank. Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and permanent U.S. resident, recalled the account of the threatened IRS audit to TheDCNF. The allegations mark the first known instance...
  • $10 Trillion Missing From Pentagon and No One — Not Even the DOD — Knows Where It Is

    03/27/2017 12:18:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 72 replies
    Restoring Liberty by Joe Miller ^ | 3/26/17 | by Claire Bernish
    Over a mere two decades, the Pentagon lost track of a mind-numbing $10 trillion — that’s trillion, with a fat, taxpayer-funded “T” — and no one, not even the Department of Defense, knows where it went or on what it was spent. Even though audits of all federal agencies became mandatory in 1996, the Pentagon has apparently made itself an exception, and — fully 20 years later — stands obstinately orotund in never having complied. Because, as defense officials insist — summoning their best impudent adolescent — an audit would take too long and, unironically, cost too much.
  • David Brock’s Media Matters Allegedly Hid Income From IRS For Years

    03/14/2017 10:40:25 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    In December 2016, a largely unnoticed report from The Citizen’s Audit revealed that David Brock’s Media Matter’s allegedly hid $1 million from the IRS spanning 2010 to 2014. Brock’s Media Matters owns a lease to the entire 6th floor of a building in Washington D.C. – also reported by The Citizen’s Audit – and subleases office space to thirteen other organizations. However, the city of Washington D.C. only recognizes one registered occupant on the 6th floor – Media Matters for America. If they all share the same floor space and pay rent to Brock, that's something to tell the IRS....
  • Audit finds huge cost overruns at Wisconsin DOT, some road project costs triple

    02/19/2017 9:58:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    FOX 6 Now ^ | January 26, 2017 | Theo Keith
    <p>MADISON -- A new audit shows huge cost overruns at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, with dozens of projects costing double or triple their original estimates.</p> <p>The Legislative Audit Bureau report finds that estimated costs for 19 major projects completed between 2006 and 2016 were $1.5 billion, double the initial projection. The audit also finds that the estimated costs of 16 ongoing major highway projects have increased by $3.1 billion.</p>
  • More Unbelievable Facts From The US Government's Own Financial Reports: Fails Its Own Audit Again

    02/08/2017 1:42:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/08/2017 | Simon Black via SovereignMan.com
    Yesterday I told you that the US government had recently released its annual financial report to the public.And the numbers are pretty gruesome.For example, the government’s “net loss” in fiscal year 2016 more than doubled, from MINUS $467 billion to MINUS $1 trillion.It’s astonishing that anyone could manage to lose so much money, let alone in a year where devoid of major wars, recessions, financial crises, or infrastructure projects.But what else can we expect from an institution that spent billions of dollars to build a website?Today I wanted to highlight a few other items from the government’s report that are...
  • David Brock’s Media Matters Has Hidden $1,052,500 From The IRS Since 2010

    12/13/2016 2:40:35 PM PST · by blueyon · 21 replies
    TheCitizenAudit ^ | 12/13/16 | Andrew Kerr
    Uncovered financial statements expose Media Matters. The organization received $1,052,500 in sublet rental income from 2010 to 2014, but failed to report this income to the IRS. Instead, key players pocketed this money for their own personal use. David Brock, recently described by Politico as “the Democrats’ dark-arts master,” has some explaining to do. His organization, Media Matters for America, has failed to report to the IRS over $1 million in sublet rental income from 2010 to 2014. David Brock and his allies are most likely pocketing that money for themselves. Media Matters shares office space with 13 separate organizations...
  • The DOJ is not going to conduct a vote audit based on your phoned-in outrage

    11/23/2016 10:37:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/22/16 | Matt Zapotosky
    For supporters of Hillary Clinton, the post circulating on Facebook and Reddit offers hope. The Justice Department, it claims, is “tallying calls” from people who want an audit of the 2016 election. And given the small margins that Donald Trump won by in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, a shift of about 55,000 votes is all that would be needed to change the outcome. The problem is, it’s bogus. The Justice Department doesn’t count up calls to determine whether it should launch an investigation. And they will not initiate a national audit — or force particular states to recount their results...
  • Hillary’s top aide worked for State & Clinton Foundation at the SAME TIME

    10/12/2016 1:39:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-12-16 | Alana Goodman
    Hillary Clinton's chief of staff moonlighted as an advisor to the Clinton Foundation while working full time at the State Department, according to leaked emails which highlight the blurred line between the government and the foundation while Clinton worked as Secretary of State. Leaked emails published by WikiLeaks show State Department aide Cheryl Mills helping to remodel the foundation's structure, preparing the organization for a corporate audit, and counselling Bill Clinton on his high-paying speaking and consulting work. Mills worked closely with the foundation and Bill Clinton - even as she was tasked at the State Department with helping to...
  • U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds

    08/19/2016 5:16:51 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2016 | Scot J. Paltrow
    The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced. The Defense Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in one quarter alone in 2015, and $6.5 trillion for the year. Yet the Army lacked receipts and invoices to support those numbers or simply made them up.
  • Audit: Illinois Lottery broke law to get around budget impasse

    05/25/2016 9:36:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AP via WGN ^ | 3:15 PM, May 21, 2016
    The state’s auditor general says the Illinois Lottery violated state finance law by prepaying $20 million to ensure it could participate in future multi-state lottery games even without a state budget. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the lottery made two $10 million payments on June 30, 2015, when it was clear lawmakers had failed to agree on a state budget that should have begun the next day. …