AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts missing money at State

AP News
Posted: Oct 19, 2016 10:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A claim from the final presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts:

DONALD TRUMP: Under Hillary Clinton, "$6 billion went missing" at the State Department.

THE FACTS: Not quite. That figure is a distortion about a legitimate record-keeping concern. In 2014, the State Department's inspector general released an alert warning that the documentation for $6 billion in State Department contracts was incomplete. But there's no reason to think that all occurred under Clinton. The inspector general, Steve Linnick, specifically disavowed the conclusion that the money went missing.


Contributed by Associated Press writer Jeff Horwitz.