$79,000 of taxpayer money was used to buy copies of Barack Obama’s books during Hillary Clinton’s tenure in the State Department.
Hillary Clinton’s State Department used millions of taxpayer dollars for frivolous expenses and odd, non-State Department essential items such as $630,000 to increase Facebook “likes” on State Department pages and $450,000 to send three comedians to India on a tour called “Make Chai Not War.”
These findings were published today in a 21 page in-depth report by the Republican National Committee that is based on findings from the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). The OIG issued two Management Alerts relating to the State Department’s oversight of contracts and grants during Secretary Clinton’s tenure.
The OIG reported over $600 million de-facto waste in their reports. The RNC did a random sample analysis of State Department’s line item expenditures and they identified over $9 million in expenses that were seen as extremely frivolous and excessive.
Why did the State Department, under Hillary Clinton’s lead, spent so much taxpayer money on ridiculous items that are obviously not necessary? One can only guess for reasons why the State Department would need to spent $79,000 on books written by Barrack Obama. At an average of $15 per book that’s more than 5,000 (five thousand!) books. The State Department library must be overflowing.
Or why the Clinton State Department decided that it was good use of taxpayer’s money to spent $5,400,000 on a no-bid contract for crystal stemware. Perhaps to drink the 32 bottles of wine from for which they paid $4,837.
Donald Trump mentioned during the third debate that under Clinton’s tenure $6 billion went missing since 2008. This was most likely based on a memo from the OIG in 2014 where they found that:
“Specifically, over the past 6 years, OIG has identified Department of State (Department) contracts with a total value of more than $6 billion in which contract files were incomplete or could not be located at all.”
Funnily enough Hillary said these claims were debunked (they are not). This new report by the RNC ads more proof to the mountain hill of evidence that the State Department wasted millions of taxpayer dollars under Hillary Clinton’s tenure.
Imagine what kind of shopping she would do as president.