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Sen. Feinstein Aided Husband With Legislation
Newsmax ^ | April 21st | Dan Weil

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 senator’s 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 Feinstein’s intervention was odd in that she isn’t 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."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: 111th; blum; california; corruption; cronyism; cultureofcorruption; democrats; fdic; feinstein; liberalism; richardblum
The media didn't say a word last time, why wouldn't she do it again?
1 posted on 04/24/2009 2:27:23 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; basil
Memory refresh:

Diane Feinstein (D-CA) Cardinal Shenanigans

The second poster was right.(Basil) The media never did say a word about this. The media will likely let it slide yet again.

2 posted on 04/24/2009 2:28:59 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (The media are WINOs - Watchdogs in name only)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
"Public Service" has been very, very good to DiFi and Hubby once again.


3 posted on 04/24/2009 2:48:16 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: Halfmanhalfamazing

...may have violated Senate ethics rules
MAY ??????
she’ll get away with it though . Our side will NEVER go after the Dem as they should.


4 posted on 04/24/2009 2:49:46 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
MSM coverage - non existent
5 posted on 04/24/2009 2:51:41 AM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2211325/posts


6 posted on 04/24/2009 2:54:57 AM PDT by djf (Live quiet. Dream loud.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

“Sen. Dianne Feinstein may have violated Senate ethics rules “

Its called breaking the law, she’s been doing it with impunity for years.


7 posted on 04/24/2009 3:00:41 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

MSM:
Dems are not the crooks you’re looking for.
Nothing here.
Move along.


8 posted on 04/24/2009 3:08:18 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: steelyourfaith

Public service is good to every one of the people in Government. There isnt an honest person on the Hill.


9 posted on 04/24/2009 3:10:26 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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.


10 posted on 04/24/2009 3:15:27 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Venturer

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.


11 posted on 04/24/2009 3:15:58 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: Halfmanhalfamazing

Culture of Corruption Alert


12 posted on 04/24/2009 3:19:27 AM PDT by NewLand (What does 0bama know and when did he know it?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

13 posted on 04/24/2009 3:24:02 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Is this a choice? Ok, I’ll take the pig. (Uh, the one on the right.)


14 posted on 04/24/2009 3:31:55 AM PDT by scoobysnak71
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Hay, Hay, Ho, Ho
Crooked Diane gotta GO.

It won't happen for several reasons One she is a RAT Two She is a powerful RAT

15 posted on 04/24/2009 4:02:53 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The FBI is watching me. US Army Veteran 1964-1968. Thanks BO & FU. Rush & I hope you FAIL! ! !)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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.


16 posted on 04/24/2009 4:15:08 AM PDT by DGHoodini (God's gonna getcha!)
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To: DGHoodini
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:

FLUSH CONGRESS!

17 posted on 04/24/2009 4:25:41 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

If Chris and Barnie the Queee-ah got theirs, why shouldn’t she get her’s?

The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.


18 posted on 04/24/2009 4:30:24 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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.


19 posted on 04/24/2009 4:34:34 AM PDT by Shane (I'll keep my guns, money and freedom, you can keep the change.)
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To: Thermalseeker

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.


20 posted on 04/24/2009 4:40:54 AM PDT by DGHoodini (God's gonna getcha!)
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To: DGHoodini
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....

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).....

21 posted on 04/24/2009 4:48:50 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

In the French Revolution, heads rolled. So many crooks in Washington who should be first to lose their head.


22 posted on 04/24/2009 4:50:35 AM PDT by JamesA (He who hesitates is lost.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
The media will likely let it slide yet again.

And the spineless GOP congressional representatives will too.

23 posted on 04/24/2009 5:01:43 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: Thermalseeker

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..


24 posted on 04/24/2009 5:04:30 AM PDT by DGHoodini (God's gonna getcha!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Diane is a Democrat - nothing will come of this. And, besides, she never waterboarded anyone.


25 posted on 04/24/2009 5:10:16 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I’m sure it was just an oversight.


26 posted on 04/24/2009 5:28:58 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: DGHoodini
Certainly not intentionally, but they will ultimately help with their antics. I'd like to see Boener and the rest of the so-called Republican leadership come out and loudly agree with the Dims about this call to hold a commission on the torture memos. Dims have forgotten that they were not only on board, but by most accounts were calling for much stiffer interrogation techniques, Pelousy included. Hang ‘em with their own rope.....it'd be a beautiful thing to watch if the ‘Pubbies would only have the stones to do it......
27 posted on 04/24/2009 5:29:32 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Can’t formal charges be brought? Any Citizens groups have legal standing?


28 posted on 04/24/2009 5:35:06 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

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.


29 posted on 04/24/2009 5:37:26 AM PDT by edcoil (Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner Liberty is a well-armed lamb)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Is this the person who said she was going to “drain the swamp”?

Looks like she’s one of the crocs...

P.


30 posted on 04/24/2009 6:18:54 AM PDT by Peet (<- A.K.A. the Foundling)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Why is no one reporting this?


31 posted on 04/24/2009 11:17:13 AM PDT by TommyDale (National Crime Victims' Rights Week: April 26 - May 2, 2009)
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To: TommyDale

The liberal media......... what do you expect.

Why haven’t any elected conservatives said a word about it?


32 posted on 04/30/2009 6:15:32 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (The media are WINOs - Watchdogs in name only)
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