Skip to comments.Sen. Feinstein Aided Husband With Legislation
Posted on 04/24/2009 2:27:23 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Sen. Dianne Feinstein may have violated Senate ethics rules by introducing legislation in January that indirectly benefited her husband.
The legislation authorized that $25 billion of taxpayer money be given to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to help finance an FDIC proposal to avoid home foreclosures by promoting loan workouts and increasing federal loan guarantees, The Washington Times reports.
The Democratic California senators husband, Richard Blum, is chairman of the board of commercial real estate colossus CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). When Feinstein introduced her bill, the FDIC had just signed a contract with the firm to unload foreclosed properties for prices higher than industry averages, the Times points out.
The FDIC generally receives all its money from insurance fees from banks rather than congressional authorizations. And the Times notes that Feinsteins intervention was odd in that she isnt even a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, which oversees the FDIC for Congress.
Senate ethics rules say members must avoid not only conflicts of interest, but "even the appearance of a conflict of interest."
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The second poster was right.(Basil) The media never did say a word about this. The media will likely let it slide yet again.
...may have violated Senate ethics rules
she’ll get away with it though . Our side will NEVER go after the Dem as they should.
“Sen. Dianne Feinstein may have violated Senate ethics rules “
Its called breaking the law, she’s been doing it with impunity for years.
Dems are not the crooks you’re looking for.
Public service is good to every one of the people in Government. There isnt an honest person on the Hill.
Sen. Feinstein Aided Husband With Legislation
This is news? Of course she did. They all do. ...
They use the Government like their own private store and bank.
I mostly agree with your sentiment. I think Government politicians are largely contemptible, lying crooks. I have no reason to doubt that James Imhofe, for one, is a straight shooting exception, though.
Culture of Corruption Alert
Is this a choice? Ok, I’ll take the pig. (Uh, the one on the right.)
It won't happen for several reasons One she is a RAT Two She is a powerful RAT
Ans yt, will we see this criminal brought bwefore Congress for a show trial? Will we see her tried and convicted for her crimes? Not until there is a GOP majority again. Then this bitch is going to get very publicly tried, and convicted. Along with a lot of her DemoCriminal friends.
They want to have their Communist Show Trials? What goes around, will come around. and will come around with a vengeance.
The Dims almost certainly will have their show trials. These idiots are positively drooling over the prospect of putting Dick Cheney on trial. I seriously doubt that the 'Pubbies will return in kind, though. They rarely, if ever do. Usually what happens is these folks protect each other when the she-ite really hits the fan. I can cite literally dozens of examples.
The only real way for these clowns to be removed from power is in the voting booth. The motto for the 2010 and 2012 elections should be:
If Chris and Barnie the Queee-ah got theirs, why shouldn’t she get her’s?
The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.
There is only one way to stop this sort of thing, and that is to impose term limits on Congress. If we have any hope of saving this country this MUST happen.
I disagree. For the Pubbies to get a majority again, they are going to have to get rid of all the RINO, limp wrist-ed
snivelers like McCain, and get some men and women with fire in their bellies, instead of the overflow of Rockefeller paniy waist-ers that think their money somehow makes them smarter than the rest of us, and want to continue kissing liberal socialist bung holes.
I wholeheartedly agree, but what are the odds for that actually happening in sufficient numbers?
The Tea Parties are a start, but the real focus between now and the primaries in 2010 should be to build a consensus to vote out all the incumbents in the House and as many as possible in the Senate. Voter apathy is what has put us in this position and voter apathy will keep us here unless folks get riled and I just don't see that happening (yet).....
In the French Revolution, heads rolled. So many crooks in Washington who should be first to lose their head.
And the spineless GOP congressional representatives will too.
A journey of a thousand miles...Besides, the DemoFascists are going to help...Not intentionally, but as they carry out their plots and putsches, they are going to drive up the resistance against their ever increasing Death of America by a thousand tyrannies. Their own tactics will be part and parcel of the forge that will create the steel that will hack down their fortifications..
Diane is a Democrat - nothing will come of this. And, besides, she never waterboarded anyone.
I’m sure it was just an oversight.
Can’t formal charges be brought? Any Citizens groups have legal standing?
She got 6 billion for her husband’s “think tank” in a no bid contract - lost chair of committee but still on committee.
Our DiFi - very corrupt.
Is this the person who said she was going to “drain the swamp”?
Looks like she’s one of the crocs...
The liberal media......... what do you expect.
Why haven’t any elected conservatives said a word about it?