In August 2017, treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin went to Fort Knox to check on the gold.
The last time anyone saw the gold other than Fort Knox employees was in 1974 when a group from Congress paid a visit to Fort Knox. The last audit was a 1953.
He reported in a tweet after visiting the vault “Glad gold is safe” .
This lays to rest the wide spread speculation that there was no gold there because the US government had spent it.