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Senatorís husband cashes in on crisis:Feinstein sought $25 billion for agency
Washington Times ^ | 4-21-09 | Chuck Neubauer

Posted on 04/21/2009 4:47:18 AM PDT by scooby321

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. About the same time of the contract award, Mr. Blum’s private investment firm reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission that it and related affiliates had purchased more than 10 million new shares in CBRE. The shares were purchased for the going price of $3.77; CBRE’s stock closed Monday at $5.14.

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TOPICS: Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: 111th; blum; cbre; corruptdems; corruption; ethics; feinstein; obama; richardblum; uslikerussia

1 posted on 04/21/2009 4:47:19 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: scooby321
Just an oversight by Finestein. Nothing really to report here. /s
2 posted on 04/21/2009 4:53:02 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin st)
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To: scooby321

This is typical liberal corruption. It would get most Republicans tossed out of office but is considered daily business by Dems. Dems need to be defeated in 2010 and world order returned by tossing 0bama in 2012.


3 posted on 04/21/2009 4:59:49 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: scooby321

Conflict of interest?


4 posted on 04/21/2009 5:02:22 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: scooby321
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RE-ELECT NOBODY!

BUT, HOUSTON, WE STILL HAVE A PROBLEM!

What is to be done about the HILL RATS? These are the allegedly “professional” staffers who are so named because after each election, they scurry like rats to a new member – ANY MEMBER (his politics seldom matter) – just to remain close to the power. Most are flaming liberals and, after the “experienced” staffer shows the new guy where the joh is, because they have been up there for decades, far too many of these new members rely on them for how to vote and get along in the thoroughly corrupt system of “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” that has caused the mess in which we now find ourselves.

Looks like we will also need TENURE LIMITS with stiff penalties for breaking the rules!


5 posted on 04/21/2009 5:06:00 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: scooby321

I NEVER HAD SEX WITH THAT HUSBAND!


6 posted on 04/21/2009 5:06:01 AM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: scooby321
"Public Service" has been very, very good to DiFi and Hubby.


7 posted on 04/21/2009 5:21:52 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -Lady Thatcher)
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To: scooby321

She’s a DEM from CALIFORNIA. Nothing will happen. At all.


8 posted on 04/21/2009 5:32:00 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: scooby321

Called her Washington office. Lent them an earful.


9 posted on 04/21/2009 10:36:37 AM PDT by BigFinn (Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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10 posted on 04/22/2009 2:04:25 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
LOL. You're Michelangelo, and I claim my $5.
11 posted on 04/22/2009 2:08:53 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." -Lady Thatcher)
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