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Pentagon Watchdog Investigating $400M Border Wall Contract

(The Monitor via 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 they would audit the contract awarded to North Dakota-based firm Fisher Sand and Gravel Company.

Thompson 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.

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