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Feinsteinís Cardinal shenanigans [caught in huge financial corruption scam]
The Hill ^ | Keene

Posted on 05/01/2007 7:02:38 AM PDT by pabianice

Anyone who knows much about real power in Congress knows that almost every member of the House and Senate lusts after a seat on the Appropriations Committee and hopes one day to achieve the status of Cardinal. The Cardinals, of course, are the folks who chair the various Appropriations Committee subcommittees and literally control the billions of dollars that pass through their hands.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) chairs the Senate Rules Committee, but she’s also a Cardinal. She is currently chairwoman of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies subcommittee, but until last year was for six years the top Democrat on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (or “Milcon”) sub-committee, where she may have directed more than $1 billion to companies controlled by her husband.

If the inferences finally coming out about what she did while on Milcon prove true, she may be on the way to morphing from a respected senior Democrat into another poster child for congressional corruption.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: California; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: diannefeinstein
Full coverage in The Boston Globe
1 posted on 05/01/2007 7:02:42 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Like anything’ll come of this.


2 posted on 05/01/2007 7:04:05 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: pabianice

Lest we not forget, the Congress is the most corruptable group of people in America...and that is nothing new, it is just getting worse because lawlessness in Washington is acceptable (especially if you are a ThugoRat) and it just goes on unchallenged...legislation for sale...lobbyists run amuck...etc, etc.


3 posted on 05/01/2007 7:07:55 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ErnBatavia
Like in most things, it takes folks holding their feet to the fire. Diane is wide open and this gets right to the core of the "Black" which called the kettle pot!

The Dems are the ultimate when it comes to corruption. Reporting is the secret. Newspapers gotta sell. Remember Captain Ed made his name reporting on the Scandal in Canada.

4 posted on 05/01/2007 7:13:02 AM PDT by dalight
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To: pabianice

perfect!


5 posted on 05/01/2007 7:16:15 AM PDT by antonia (Build the Wall Now! "Drill right now, Drill today, Drill all night, Drill all the way!")
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To: pabianice
I'm sure this asshat will create yet ANOTHER Investigative Committee to check into this /SARC


6 posted on 05/01/2007 7:18:26 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: pabianice

Hang her from the tallest tree.


7 posted on 05/01/2007 7:25:51 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (All my bullets are dipped in PIG fat. How about yours?)
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To: pabianice
There was a small book published about 8 years ago, titled Don't Shoot the Bastards - Yet, by Ckaire wolfe, Loompanics unlimited, 1999; ISBN 1-55950-189-8.

The subtitle, 101 More Ways to Salvage Freedom, and the title of chapter 10, Why should they Stop if Nobody Punishes Them? pretty much gives us a hint that this is not a new problem...

8 posted on 05/01/2007 7:27:11 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Guilty until proven innocent. The demonrat way.


9 posted on 05/01/2007 7:27:54 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (All my bullets are dipped in PIG fat. How about yours?)
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To: traditional1
This scary criminal is the ultimate classic criminal idiot lawmaker.

Isn't democracy grand?

10 posted on 05/01/2007 7:29:29 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Publius6961

Yeah...PURE Democracy=majority rules (except where Liberals have established certain “protected classes”, as in minorities (women, blacks, sex deviates, Democrats, etc.)


11 posted on 05/01/2007 7:34:50 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: pabianice

BTTT! Democrat Crime Syndicate Member...Method of Operation.


12 posted on 05/01/2007 7:37:09 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: pabianice

It should be fully investigated and, if true, she should be indicted along with her hubby. The AG though is under so much pressure, he will never do it - he does not have the spine.


13 posted on 05/01/2007 8:00:26 AM PDT by magoo70804
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To: traditional1

The boy fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on his way down.


14 posted on 05/01/2007 8:43:32 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: All

Feinstein profiteered, troops died.


15 posted on 05/01/2007 10:34:08 AM PDT by DPMD (dpmd)
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To: pabianice

This story first came out about a month ago on an Internet site but has yet to reach the MSM. I smell a cover up. I live in the SF Bay Area, which is Feinstein’s residency. Not one branch of the bay area media has covered this story. If this is not a cover up nothing is. We will see if the Hill, which is paper for DC insiders, will cause it to be covered by the MSM. I have my doubts.


16 posted on 05/01/2007 12:25:04 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: pabianice

I can’t believe it got this much coverage.


17 posted on 05/01/2007 12:27:22 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (A proud member of the Frederalist society.)
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To: pabianice
There's hope on the prosecution.

Remember that this falls squarely in the lap of the U. S. Attorneys resident in California. There is at least a chance that one will want to make a reputation as a barnyard dog.

We can hope.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Corrupt Cardinal

18 posted on 05/01/2007 12:33:56 PM PDT by Bob Leibowitz (Response, Free Republic, error, news)
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To: pabianice
If this was a Republican, the MSM would have it on every night for 20 minutes, NYT’s would have front page coverage for weeks until the Senator resigned in disgrace....but in this case, no one will be interested in this DemocRAT’s “culture of corruption” case!
19 posted on 05/01/2007 12:39:06 PM PDT by tonysamm
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To: pabianice

BTTT!


20 posted on 05/01/2007 1:16:21 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: pabianice

She just wants to make sure that California gets its fair share of tax dollars. Starting with her.


21 posted on 05/01/2007 1:45:46 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: traditional1
Wow, that's a scary picture.

-ccm

22 posted on 05/01/2007 1:50:20 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: ccmay

The 2nd image is more attractive (or lest us say less hideous) than the 1st............


23 posted on 05/01/2007 2:13:14 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: pabianice
Covered in depth on talk radio today. This is HUGE!!!! Randy Cunniham was teeny, tiny compared to this 1.5 Billion dollar conflict of interest for Feinstein. BTW, I liked your Boston Globe link.
24 posted on 05/01/2007 3:02:41 PM PDT by Kay
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To: pabianice
I sent it on to Drudge about a month back and again today with TheHill link. Our local (Sacramento) talk guy was on it pretty hard earlier today....
25 posted on 05/01/2007 3:39:05 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration."- unknown)
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To: ccmay

That second pic looks more like Carville.... lol


26 posted on 05/01/2007 5:52:25 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: pabianice

“.....where she may have directed billions of dollars to companies controlled by her husband....”

such an allegation cannot be true because senator feinstein is a democrat, and democrats are compassionate, smart, loving, decent, unselfish, filled with affection for mankind, not interested in profit, above the rest of humanity, and without sin.

therefore, there will be no inquiry because any allegations of wrong-doing cannot be true because of the above reasons.


27 posted on 05/01/2007 5:59:11 PM PDT by ripley
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To: SuzanneC; Bahbah; leadpenny; McGruff; meema; StarFan

I’m glad to see this in The Hill, glad Melanie Sloan is on Feinstein’s case, but “shenanigans” hardly describes this level of congressional greed and corruption.


28 posted on 05/01/2007 6:38:35 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: YaYa123
Correct. These are not shenanigans. It’s grand theft way beyond auto.

DiFi ...20 years. Do we have a chance, or is the law only for the lowly and Republicans?

29 posted on 05/01/2007 6:42:46 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: ErnBatavia
Like anything’ll come of this.

Well, we have that bulldog law enforcement officer, Alberto Gonzales, heading up the DOJ. Nothing gets by this guy, right?

30 posted on 05/01/2007 6:45:22 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

"I know nothing!"
31 posted on 05/01/2007 6:56:13 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: pabianice

btt


32 posted on 05/01/2007 7:09:00 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame." Benjamin Franklin)
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To: pabianice

33 posted on 05/01/2007 7:23:53 PM PDT by budman_2001
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To: pabianice

And this from the woman who told Trent Lott, who said he refused to be bribed (ie with pork) for his vote on the troop funding bill that, “If Senator Lott doesn’t want federal money is MS for Katrina victims, we’d be glad to take it in California.

What a criminal.


34 posted on 05/01/2007 7:39:59 PM PDT by rightthinkingwoman
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To: Bahbah

Pigs will be flying upside down and backwards before there is even coverage of any Democrat wrongdoing, much less punishment. Their MSM will see to that.


35 posted on 05/01/2007 7:43:22 PM PDT by Comus (There is no honor in dying with your sword sheathed)
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To: traditional1

What is THAT and is it even HUMAN???!!!


36 posted on 05/01/2007 7:44:45 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: ccmay

I don’t remember how to embed a graphic, but I was thinking he looks more like the missing third of these triplets:

http://www.grimmemennesker.dk/ugly-people-243.htm


37 posted on 05/01/2007 7:46:52 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: ErnBatavia

“In spite of the blatant appearance of corruption, no major publication has picked up on the story,...”
______________________________________________
Jeeez....Me and Drudge get so tired of doing their work for them! Sigh~


38 posted on 05/02/2007 12:44:45 AM PDT by cowdog77 (" Are there any brave men left in Washington, or are they all cowards.")
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To: Grizzled Bear
"What is THAT and is it even HUMAN???!!!

I believe that face is the posterboy for DU, and the moonbat fringe.....

39 posted on 05/02/2007 3:30:54 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: traditional1

40 posted on 05/02/2007 3:59:53 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: pabianice
Some other links from january and March:

Feinstein Caught in Conflict of Interest on Military Contracts

Feinstein quits committee under war-profiteer cloud

41 posted on 05/02/2007 4:07:25 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: traditional1

I’m no Brad Pitt myself, but I would have to quit shaving if that mug was looking back at me every morning. Something you would expect to see at the State Fair..


42 posted on 05/02/2007 4:10:37 AM PDT by IamConservative (I could never be a liar; there's too much to remember.)
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To: pabianice
Fineswine is a ‘Rat and so will skate away from this one pretty much unharmed. Being from Ratland (i.e., CA) also helps since the voters there don’t seem to care about anything other than the ‘D’ after the name. Look for the MSM to ignore this or somehow spin it away. In the end, you’ll have editorial writers saying things like “this is old news”, or “they all do it” (remember that one?), even though stuff like this got Randy Cunningham a term in the slammer (but that’s okay, he’s a Republican and as such “deserved” it). If all else fails, the MSM will blame it on Bush and those “mean-spirited Republicans”.
43 posted on 05/02/2007 5:33:26 AM PDT by chimera
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To: traditional1

Aw, c’mon. That’s gotta be a Photoshop job. Nobody really looks like that, do they?


44 posted on 05/02/2007 5:36:16 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: IamConservative
"Something you would expect to see at the State Fair.."

AHA ! That's IT!

I knew I'd seen that grotesque-looking face before, and now I remember it was at a Carnival.....

45 posted on 05/02/2007 4:37:57 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: IamConservative

Something you would expect to see at the State Fair..


For two bits a gander?


46 posted on 05/02/2007 6:08:22 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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