The Daily Beast reports:
Last Wednesday, while the country strained under a nationwide lockdown, the Army Corps of Engineers found time to award another border-wall contract to a company Trump personally championed—even as it’s under investigation by the Defense Department inspector general. Specifically, Fisher on Apr. 15 got $7,633,085 to build a mere “800 linear feet” of bollard barrier—that slatted design Trump favors—for the wall in Yuma, Ariz.
That company is the MAGA-friendly Fisher Sand & Gravel of North Dakota, whose leading figure sings the praises of the wall on Trump’s favorite programs. Last December, after Fisher finally won a $400 million contract, something the House Homeland Security Committee chairman blasted as egregious, the Pentagon IG opened an ongoing audit of the contract over what amounts to corruption. Last year, Fisher’s president, GOP donor Tommy Fisher [photo], appealed to Trump for a wall contract via appearances on Fox News.
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