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Senate Husband's Firm Cashes In On Crisis [This is Criminal!!!]
Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2009

Posted on 04/20/2009 8:12:39 PM PDT by Steelfish

Senate husband's firm cashes in on crisis

Feinstein sought $25 billion for agency that awarded contract to spouse

By Chuck Neubauer THE WASHINGTON TIMES Tuesday, April 21, 2009

On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband's real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms.

Mrs. Feinstein's intervention on behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was unusual: the California Democrat isn't a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs with jurisdiction over FDIC; and the agency is supposed to operate from money it raises from bank-paid insurance payments - not direct federal dollars.

Documents reviewed by The Washington Times show Mrs. Feinstein first offered Oct. 30 to help the FDIC secure money for its effort to stem the rise of home foreclosures.

Her letter was sent just days before the agency determined that CB Richard Ellis Group (CBRE) - the commercial real estate firm that her husband Richard Blum heads as board chairman - had won the competitive bidding for a contract to sell foreclosed properties that FDIC had inherited from failed banks.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: 111th; blum; cbre; cbrichard; ellisgroup; fdic; feinstein; richardblum

1 posted on 04/20/2009 8:12:39 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Bump


2 posted on 04/20/2009 8:13:43 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Steelfish

A corrupt California liberal? No, I don’t believe it.

And I’ll try to act surprised when she gets re-elected...:(


3 posted on 04/20/2009 8:15:22 PM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

~~Bump!


4 posted on 04/20/2009 8:15:32 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: Steelfish

she needs to resign...


5 posted on 04/20/2009 8:15:40 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Steelfish

bttt
let the little people eat cake, and pass the grey poupon


6 posted on 04/20/2009 8:16:23 PM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: Steelfish

hasn’t her husband been getting government contracts for many years?


7 posted on 04/20/2009 8:17:31 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: latina4dubya

Time to take to the streets- This b*tch needs to resign now! This is a flagrant rape of taxpayers at a time of a major economic crisis with millions out of work and out of homes. Is there any outrage left? Have we lost our republic?


8 posted on 04/20/2009 8:18:39 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: GeronL

Yes. She has pulled this crap before.


9 posted on 04/20/2009 8:20:11 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: GeronL

This is the most blatant form of taxpayer theft. If there was outrage over AIG bonuses, this deal stinks to the high heavens. Goodness gracious, this is worse than third world bribery at its lowest! To the people of California: “Hang Down Your Head In Shame.” Can we recall this skunk?


10 posted on 04/20/2009 8:23:11 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

In much more important news, Sarah Palin’s daughter’s baby’s father’s mother claim that her son’s baby’s mother’s mother will not allow her enough alone time with aforementioned baby.

Much, much more important. Move along.


11 posted on 04/20/2009 8:23:12 PM PDT by lacrew (Obama and cabinet: Fool and the Gang)
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To: STARWISE

She will be rewarded, ... again, IMO.


12 posted on 04/20/2009 8:23:32 PM PDT by maggief
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To: lacrew

Where the hell is conservative talk radio on this? If Sarah Palin had done something like this as a US senator, we’d be seeing this round the clock on TV and it would be on front pages on the LA Times. We now don’t even have a decent state newspaper. What have these watchdogs gotten us?


13 posted on 04/20/2009 8:27:15 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Gee, maybe people will pay more attention to this corruption now that it doesn't merely screw off-roaders, prospectors/miners and pension plans...

THE GREAT GOLD HEIST The Desert Wilderness Protection Act

14 posted on 04/20/2009 8:36:20 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Steelfish

There aren’t enough hours in the day for Rush Limbaugh to cover all the scandals.


15 posted on 04/20/2009 8:37:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Steelfish
Don't forget the exception to the increased federal minimum wage: Didn't it exclude American Samoa? Interestingly enough, the Feinstiens have a financial interest in a fish canning plant there. The increase in wages would have cost them some money. Too bad those people on the island won't be getting a wage increase, huh?

Mark

16 posted on 04/20/2009 8:41:34 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

True- But this is Grand Theft in broad daylight of Taxpayers trying to make ends meet. If the RNC is not going to run ads on this and change public opinion they are worse than useless.


17 posted on 04/20/2009 8:42:53 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I.Want.These.Crooks.Locked.Up


18 posted on 04/20/2009 8:47:43 PM PDT by mo
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To: Steelfish

19 posted on 04/20/2009 8:59:22 PM PDT by VR-21 (Think it's time we stop, Hey what's that sound.....)
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To: Steelfish

I’m going to coin a new word. Felocracy.


20 posted on 04/20/2009 9:08:55 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Steelfish
Strike them while the tea parties emotions are still running high.

It'll sink her real fast.

Be sure to let your congress and legislatures know about this.

21 posted on 04/20/2009 9:13:46 PM PDT by chemicalman (Government of the people, by the people, for the people. What part don't you understand?)
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To: Steelfish

JIngle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way.... Its CHRISTMAS in Washington!!! Ho ho ho...


22 posted on 04/20/2009 9:21:58 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Steelfish

bump


23 posted on 04/20/2009 9:25:05 PM PDT by lowbridge (It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's that they know so much that isn't so - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish

The only useful attack that can be launched on dishonest/negligent media is to dry up their income.
Hence,
First, write letters to advertisers informing them of your intention to NOT partake of their goods or services due to their financial support of biased media.
Second, discontinue offensive subscriptions.

These actions will not kill off all crap media. There are some that will just suck up the losses and continue due to other financial support - example being CNN or anything funded by that Soros prick.
But once enough alleged journalists are out of work, perhaps a few will revert back to some degree of honesty and get rehired by a legitimate news organization.


24 posted on 04/20/2009 9:26:36 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: bossmechanic

You are correct-boycotts are the answer. The publishers lack of credibility is amplified and they lose revenue. But we need an “organized” boycott. For immediate impact, individual protests mean very little.


25 posted on 04/20/2009 9:29:29 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

DiFi is doing what Pelosi did? How terrible — how normal for a dimocrat.

Vote them out!


26 posted on 04/20/2009 9:32:33 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Steelfish

Point well taken but nonetheless,
I’m still a big fan of death by a thousand cuts.


27 posted on 04/20/2009 9:33:42 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Salvation

Shame and disgraced with criminal inquiries is the way to drive down their popularity as a precursor to voting them out.


28 posted on 04/20/2009 9:36:47 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: SpaceBar

We would be better off with cats in government.


29 posted on 04/20/2009 9:42:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Steelfish

So this is what they mean by “shovel ready”?


30 posted on 04/20/2009 9:48:51 PM PDT by vox_freedom (If there were no God, there would be no Atheists. - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Steelfish

I don’t need to hear this tonight. I just learned today that my daughter’s braces will cost $293/month, we wanted to start my son in guitar lessons for $90/month, and dh’s business has been slow this month. I can take a little comfort in the many verses in Psalms about how the wicked prosper for just a time, but I’d like to prosper a little more right now.


31 posted on 04/20/2009 9:57:32 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Our current government is what our founding fathers tried to prevent.)
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To: Steelfish; NormsRevenge; SmithL

Military procurement, medicare, real estate.

Blum seems to be right ahead of wifey Feinstein with his pick-up truck to cash in on millions.

I’m sure it’s just coincidence. /s


32 posted on 04/20/2009 10:11:10 PM PDT by calcowgirl (RECALL Abel Maldonado! - NO on Props 1A 1B 1C 1D 1E 1F)
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To: ChocChipCookie

I feel ya. We found out how much the daughter’s braces would cost the same month her dad (my ex) lost his job. It broke my heart to tell her we have to wait a few years until everything is stable.


33 posted on 04/20/2009 10:28:11 PM PDT by conservative cat (America, you have been PWNED!)
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To: Tzimisce

when is she up for re-election?


34 posted on 04/21/2009 5:32:50 AM PDT by a real Sheila (God bless us everyone.)
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To: STARWISE

We need to start a list. The Democrat Culture of Corruption list. The dem corruptocrats make the republican ones look like two bit pick-pockets...lol.


35 posted on 04/21/2009 6:59:07 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Steelfish

BTTT


36 posted on 04/21/2009 7:08:22 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: MarkL

Interestingly enough, the Feinstiens have a financial interest in a fish canning plant there?

I thought that Pelousy was the one with the canning interest. As if it matters they are 2 peas in one seriously diseased pod.


37 posted on 04/21/2009 7:12:21 AM PDT by Dmitry Vukicevich (As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Dmitry Vukicevich

Two for the slammer.


38 posted on 04/21/2009 11:33:58 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: Steelfish
This is BLATANT criminality in the Senate.
39 posted on 04/21/2009 11:44:14 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (We either Free America ourselves, or it is midnight for humanity for a thousand years.)
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To: Steelfish

Nothing to see here. Move along.


40 posted on 04/21/2009 11:48:34 AM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Dmitry Vukicevich
I thought that Pelousy was the one with the canning interest. As if it matters they are 2 peas in one seriously diseased pod.

Sorry, I think you're right, and I'm wrong. I get the two of them mixed up. They're both criminals from SF.

Mark

41 posted on 04/21/2009 12:43:06 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

Sorry, I think you’re right, and I’m wrong. I get the two of them mixed up. They’re both criminals from SF.

I know what you mean it is sort of like looking in a septic system you know what you are going to see and it is not going to be pretty.


42 posted on 04/21/2009 8:25:03 PM PDT by Dmitry Vukicevich (As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Steelfish

Shame on you DiFi!

43 posted on 04/21/2009 8:42:13 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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