Pentagon watchdog investigating $400M border wall contract

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COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department's internal watchdog is investigating a $400 million border wall contract awarded to a firm that used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon's inspector general sent a letter Thursday to House Homeland Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson telling him the contract awarded to North Dakota-based firm Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. would be audited. Thompson, D-Miss., asked for the review last week, in part over concerns the proposals did not meet operational requirements and prototypes came in late and over budget. Tommy Fisher, the head of the family business, said Thursday there would be "nothing to find" in an audit. "We were told we were the lowest price and the best value," he said. "We lo
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