Peace Corps officials directed Department of State funds to a nonprofit run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter by disqualifying other potential applicants through half-hearted analysis.
“We’ll never know, but this market research seems like an effort to steer this deal to Kerry’s group, which might not have been in the government’s best interest,” Project On Government Oversight (POGO) General Counsel Scott Amey told The Daily Caller News Foundation. POGO is a nonprofit watchdog that has extensively investigated government contracts among other oversight issues.
The State Department funneled more than $9 million through the Peace Corps to Seed Global Health – a nonprofit run by Kerry’s daughter, Dr. Vanessa Kerry, TheDCNF previously revealed. Seed received the money through Peace Corps contracts for the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP), which were awarded without competition.
“The sole source deal looks a bit fishy,” Amey told TheDCNF.