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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
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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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