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FEINSTEIN RESIGNS POST AMID 'CONFLICT OF INTEREST' QUESTIONS
OneNewsNow.com ^ | April 5, 2007 | Chad Groening

Posted on 04/05/2007 1:12:49 PM PDT by mborman

The head of a Washington, DC-based organization that promotes ethics in public life is calling on the Senate Ethics Committee to launch an investigation into a possible conflict of interest involving California Senator Dianne Feinstein.

The California Democrat resigned from her chairmanship of the Senate Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee after a report revealed that her husband, San Francisco financier Richard Blum, apparently benefited financially from her votes on the committee. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, questions arose when EG&G Technical Services, a division of the URS Corporation -- partially owned by Blum -- won a $600 million military contract in 2003. Blum served on the URS board of directors from 1975-2005.

Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, believes there is a serious conflict of interest here. "Her husband has financial interests with some of the entities who benefit from the decisions made from her subcommittee. That's a pretty direct conflict of interest," Boehm contends.

Acknowledging that the senator has now stepped down from the subcommittee, the NLPC spokesman offers: "I think what's needed now, though, is a thorough investigation."

But evidently Boehm does not expect that to happen. He says if the conflict of interest involved a Republican senator, an investigation would likely already be under way and the media would be having a field day. But because Feinstein is a Democrat, he believes there will be no investigation -- and he expects the media will continue to ignore the story.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democratcrooks; feinstein; ratcrime; sanfranciscovalues
Peolosi, Feinswine, Clinton. The DemocRATs just keep churning out crooked women politicians!
1 posted on 04/05/2007 1:12:50 PM PDT by mborman
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To: mborman

Culture of Corruption


2 posted on 04/05/2007 1:15:14 PM PDT by clamper1797 (How fortunate for liberals that MOST men do not think ...)
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To: mborman

And Abrahamov is in prison?


3 posted on 04/05/2007 1:15:51 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: mborman
Don't expect liberal Common Cause to call for a criminal investigation into the DiFi scandal. She's a Democrat and gets a pass.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 04/05/2007 1:16:19 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: mborman

I demand a SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!........[crickets].......


5 posted on 04/05/2007 1:16:37 PM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: mborman

Where are the Republicans? They should be jumping on the “Democrat culture of corruption” bandwagon.


6 posted on 04/05/2007 1:16:45 PM PDT by ladtx ("You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks." Will Rogers)
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To: massgopguy

Abrahamov is in prison, Scooter Libby is facing twenty-five years, DeLay is under indictment, and where is the MSM on this steering of public money to the Senator’s husband’s company? Silence..... Someone should be going after her on this!


7 posted on 04/05/2007 1:18:51 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: mborman

Oh my GOD! The culture of corruption! Those damned Republicans!

The hell you say, she’s a Democrat?


8 posted on 04/05/2007 1:20:11 PM PDT by ryan71 (You can hear it on the coconut telegraph...)
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To: goldstategop
Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

Great quote.

When can we start clearing America of Muslims and Communists? (Our two greatest threats. Unfortunately our congress is full of commies.)

9 posted on 04/05/2007 1:21:55 PM PDT by mborman (No Rudys, please!)
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To: mborman

Don’t leave Boxer out. Liberals are, by their very nature, corrupt and morally bankrupt. Their gender makes no difference. They were born to lie, distort, and bend the rules for their personal benefit. Or, in the case of Harry Reid, his entire family needs to benefit.


10 posted on 04/05/2007 1:22:43 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Rummyfan

No one is going after a DemoRAT until the American people demand it. The MSM gives Liberals a pass on everything including committing treason.


11 posted on 04/05/2007 1:23:59 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: mborman

Hey, there’s nothing here. Let’s just move on.


12 posted on 04/05/2007 1:26:05 PM PDT by paddles
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To: mborman

Remember Melanie Sloan and C.R.E.W.

Payback’s a bitch!


13 posted on 04/05/2007 1:27:44 PM PDT by bw17
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To: mborman

"For our Mistress Hillary, Feinstein has lied, betrayed, and run confused;
and so her actions, like those of all Democratic rapists and felons .... must't't't't be excused."


14 posted on 04/05/2007 1:27:56 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: mborman
But because Feinstein is a Democrat, he believes there will be no investigation -- and he expects the media will continue to ignore the story.

Ya' think?"

15 posted on 04/05/2007 1:29:12 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: mborman

Still has not made it into the MSM and the SF based media.


16 posted on 04/05/2007 1:30:20 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: paddles

Right. The Republicans are as bad as the MSM. When a Democrat takes a dump on the senate or house floor, the Republicans raise up the rug while the Dems sweep up the mess.


17 posted on 04/05/2007 1:32:49 PM PDT by mborman (No Rudys, please!)
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To: mborman
I can't wait to hear Katie Couric lead with this story tonight!

but I ain't dumb enough to hold my breath waiting to hear her.

18 posted on 04/05/2007 1:33:33 PM PDT by b4its2late (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: mborman

You know, I heard this on the radio yesterday, but funnily enough, there wasn’t anything about it that I could find in the NYT, the Wash Post or the Boston Globe.


19 posted on 04/05/2007 1:35:26 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: mborman

Well, at least Halliburton and the Cheney war machine did not profit in this. </do I have to?>


20 posted on 04/05/2007 1:45:23 PM PDT by doodad
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To: mborman

Again?

Feinstein resigned from that subcommittee about seven times LAST week.


21 posted on 04/05/2007 2:03:13 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: mborman

How bout resigning from congress?


22 posted on 04/05/2007 2:03:24 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: mborman
We must not have a conflict of interest gap.
23 posted on 04/05/2007 2:10:49 PM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: mborman

Didn’t the MSM bury this allready!!!!...


24 posted on 04/05/2007 2:18:28 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (Cold War Vet==Is it Bush's fault Yet??...Please help this Fourum Now!..Before its to late!!!...)
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To: clamper1797

Corruption is a San Francisco value.


25 posted on 04/05/2007 2:40:29 PM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: mborman

Bump.


26 posted on 04/05/2007 2:41:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: GitmoSailor
Yes , we will find this story in the same grave of whats left of the pubbie party. They will be buried with their knee pads...
27 posted on 04/05/2007 2:53:52 PM PDT by fantom
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To: mborman

Democrats do talk about a culture of corruption...what they fail to state is that it is THEIR culture that is corrupted.


28 posted on 04/05/2007 2:56:14 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: mborman
Richard Blum had made billions since Feinstein has been in office.

She set him up with China years ago and he made big bucks from her being a Senator.

She should resign, but she will get away with it and continue to undermine our Country just like all democrats. Well maybe except for Zell.

29 posted on 04/05/2007 3:05:39 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: goldstategop

GSGOP: Don’t write off “Common Cause”. On ocassion, when they have regained their sanity and integrity, they have called for investigations of Democrats and liberals.

In fact, you should write to them and suggest that they do an investigation of Feinstein in the role of an outside, non-partisan organization.

It would be interesting to see what they say to you.

Keep us posted. Keep Freerepublic posted.

You may have hit on something important.


30 posted on 04/05/2007 3:44:57 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Madmax, the Grinning Reaper)
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To: ladtx
Where are the Republicans?

?Surely you jest!

They are far too busy looking for their spines and manhood.

31 posted on 04/05/2007 4:05:34 PM PDT by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: mborman
Well, it very surprising she actually resigned.

Democrats don't ever actually resign for conflicts of interest, never, ever.

This REALLY MUST be a serious violation.

32 posted on 04/05/2007 4:16:42 PM PDT by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: Mr. Brightside

It’s the same committee, the story is just below the radar screen, but keeps bubbling up. I emailed both my senators about this last week. Letters to the editors may be one method, if enough people are outraged, I don’t see how they can ignore it.


33 posted on 04/05/2007 4:21:50 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: mborman
Check out this article: The Mansion the War Bought


34 posted on 04/05/2007 4:33:56 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: mborman

bump


35 posted on 04/06/2007 5:35:04 AM PDT by Tom_Busch (Karl Rove made me do it.)
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To: mborman

It’s only Graft if your a Republican like Cunningham. PravdABDNC will sweep this under the rug like the clintons.

Pray for W and Our Troops


36 posted on 04/06/2007 5:37:11 AM PDT by bray (The Surge is Working against both enemies of America)
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To: mborman

Do a search on “Google News” 3 -— Count ‘em 3 -— articles in the “mainstream media” in the last 30 days!


37 posted on 04/20/2007 8:08:29 PM PDT by hocndoc ("Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization." Churchill)
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bookmark


38 posted on 06/03/2007 2:36:06 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: mborman
Oh yeah because she is making money off her congressional decisions. This Communist slime should be booted out of office, and sent to prison. This is corruption at the highest levels of government.
39 posted on 06/03/2007 2:40:52 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Alissa

This just sickens me.


40 posted on 06/03/2007 2:41:36 PM PDT by Sprite518
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