Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Keeping It In the Family: Senator Feinstein’s Husband Stands to Make Millions from USPS Contract

Daniel Jackson
Activist Post

Senator Dianne Feinstein has long been accused of corruption and unethical behavior in Congress. From going after the Second Amendment to making tens of millions of dollars through her husband’s companies, Feinstein seems to take unbridled glee in being one of the most corrupt members of Congress today.

Recently, a new wave of accusations has been levied at Feinstein, this time focusing on a deal that started in 2011 when the Post Office awarded the CBRE Group Inc. a contract to be the sole marketer of USPS properties. Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, just so happens to be the Chairman of the Board of the CBRE Group.

That’s right, the United States Post Office, apparently facing a deficit of billions of dollars, has earmarked for disposal over 600 taxpayer funded properties; and a company whose Chairman is the husband of a powerful California Senator stands to reap the benefit.

Currently they have at least 42 different properties listed on their official website.

The notorious debunking website, Snopes, recently decided to look at this issue and they found that although the number of properties listed as of now is a little less than the 52 that was originally quoted, it is in fact true that despite the fact that Feinstein claims to have nothing to do with the USPS deal, she and her husband stand to make a substantial profit off their sell.
Facing a deficit of billions of dollars, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has floated a number of proposals to reduce the deficit, including selling off hundreds of post office properties in order to gain cash flow and reduce expenses. According to the Postal Services 2012 report to Congress, more than 600 buildings nationwide have been “earmarked for disposal,” and the USPS Properties for Sale web site currently lists 41 buildings for sale across the U.S. in addition to 11 land parcels. 
In 2011, the CB Richard Ellis Group, (now CBRE Group, Inc.), the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, was awarded ana exclusive contract to market USPC facilities, which CBRE touted by announcing: “Historically, USPC has worked with multiple real estate service providers. The new contract enables USPC to consolidate these activities with one service provider. 
This award has been the subject of some controversy, as CBRE’s Chairman of the Board is Ricahrd C. Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, who represents the state of California in the U.S. Senate.
Snopes then went on to quote a San Francisco Chronicle article that quoted Feinstein’s office as saying that she has nothing to do with her husband's work. (In other words: nothing to see here, move right along)
As for accusations of a conflict of interest and suspicions that Feinstein may have influenced the awarding of the contract to her husband’s firm, Feinstein’s office strongly denies the charges. 
“Sen. Feinstein is not involved with and does not discuss any of her husband’s business decisions with him. Her husband’s holdings are his separate personal property. Sen. Feinstein’s assets are held in a blind trust. 
That arrangement has been in place since before she came to the Senate in 1992,” said Brian Weiss, Feinstein’s communications director. In 2012, Feinstein voted for an amendment to a postal reform bill that would have temporarily halted post office closings. The amendment was defeated in the House.
Regardless of claims by Feinstein’s “communication director,” the fact of the matter is her husband (and Feinstein herself by default) stands to make tens of millions of dollars off the sale of taxpayer-purchased USPS offices.

Feinstein is no stranger to corruption charges. Many have claimed that since her marriage to Blum in 1980 she has used her position of power within government to make ridiculous amounts of money.

A Roots Action post outlines some of her shady past:
Shortly after San Francisco’s then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein married private equity financier Richard C. Blum in 1980, those who knew them called theirs “a marriage of the public and private sectors.” 
Although Feinstein lost a gubernatorial bid to Republican Pete Wilson, she soon took his seat in the U.S. Senate. Working across the aisle, her power rapidly grew along with her husband’s diversified investments and their mutual wealth. 
• As Chair and ranking member of the Military Construction and Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Feinstein appears to have steered contracts to companies controlled by her husband. Blum has profited handsomely from military contracts. 
• In 2009, Senator Feinstein introduced legislation to provide $25 billion in taxpayer money to the FDIC after it gave Blum’s CBRE real estate company a contract to sell foreclosed properties at unusually high rates. 
• As a Regent of the University of California, Blum appears to have profited from contracts with the UC-run nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos. 
• In the summer of 2012, the U.S. Postal Service awarded Blum’s CBRE company the exclusive contract to sell its portfolio of public properties. Feinstein’s office denies any influence in the awarding of the contract.
Clearly her corruption extends much further than the sale of USPS buildings.

It is extremely important to remember that as Feinstein continues her crusade against private gun ownership in America, she is also on a different type of crusade, one that involves making an absurd amount of money off the backs of the very Americans she is attempting to disarm.

Daniel Jackson is a seasoned journalist with a passion for exposing corruption and the lies of the global elite. DJ has a passion for truth and liberty that is shown through his extensive reporting on numerous globally significant topics not normally covered by the corporate controlled media. He is is a writer, researcher and editor for The Daily Sheeple where this article first appeared

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Chris Rasmus said...

While I wouldn't put anything past the Senator (or her husband), one thing that bothered me about your post was this:

You wrote: '... the United States Post Office, ... has earmarked for disposal over 600 taxpayer funded properties ....'

Can you qualify this statement?

It is my understanding that the USPS is NOT tax-payer funded anymore (a common misconception). Since around 1970-something when Congress made it self-funded, they get all their revenue from stamps, Priority, Express, bulk mailings, etc., and ZERO from the government.

Thanks for the article, and take care.

Anonymous said...

Oy vey isn't it the way it is supposed to work? I, senator Feinsteinmanbergowitz have a carry permit for firearms but damn you goyim for wanting to protect your family with a gun. And Sooooo what is so wrong for illegally steering a few multimillion dollar contracts to my hubby?

Anonymous said...

Psychopathic jewish reptiles!


CBRE will definitely have an 'in' if or when the Federal Government starts selling off (giving away) our national parks.

Anonymous said...

It would seem if the Treasonous Terrorist usurper were Brought to True Justice and Motions to compel seizures of all UN-lawfully acquired assets, proviso of Her own private paid cupidic contumacious competent assistance consul(VI th. Amend),with extreme specificity NOT on
the Public's Dole) and Motion for causa High Treason; Loss of any and all Ill gotten UN-clean dirty filthy lucre fraudulent gains, stolen by Theft by deception from the Public's Hog trough, followed by whatever colorful Punishment the Public DEEMED necessary and proper then Justice rather than: "Just US" might actually be Served?

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that Mr. Bloom also benefited from the Desert Protection Act which Senator Feinstein was the prime mover. This act prohibited America from mining in the desert from where we got the titanium for our fighter planes. This in conjunction with the embargo against South Africa which also had titanium for sale coincidently enabled Fenstein's husband Mr. Bloom who had a contract to sell Titanium mined in china to America. But maybe all this was another coincidence.

Carroll said...

In answer to Chris Rasmu's earlier comment or question. The taxpayer funded properties being sold were all bought or built prior to the USPS becoming a private (for profit) corporation in 1970. As a result, all of the properties being sold were bought or built with taxpayer money. The scandal being pointed out in this article centers around the fact that rather than the proceeds and commissions from the sale of these taxpayer funded properties being returned to the taxpayers who paid for them, the unds from the sale of properties) are being funneled directly into the hands of private individuals such as Diane Fienstein and her husband. Other corrupt dealings of this type have already occurred where publicly funded roadways and parks were sold or leased to private corporations who have converted these roads to toll roads and now charge admission fees to enter parks and other recreation areas that were built with taxpayer money.

brad said...

There would BE no deficit except Congress (to make the Post Office untenable and up for privatization?) has (illegally) forced it to pay it's health insurance NINE BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE FUTURE instead of current health care costs like virtually everyone else in the world.

A planned fail. Why? Maybe this is part of that plan.

0jr said...

arn't no bid contracts illegal

Anonymous said...

"Progressives", "Socialists", "Democrats" no matter the leftie-label, they're all low-down, lying sewer-rats. The difference today is that (for some reason) they don't need to hide this stuff anymore. They do it in the open. Flaunt it, even. Amazing. For them, the ball just keeps rolling. Impunity. They rape this country with impunity.


Privatizing the USPS would likely result in a rate increase of two to three times the present rates.

abinico said...

She and her husband are baby sacrificing satanist.

Anonymous said...

It blows me away when I think of the amount of criminality people like Diane Feinstein can get away with. But since her base is California, it's understandable. It's easily the MOST CORRUPT STATE, in the whole U.S. As Rush Limbaugh said, it's where the left draws its money from that the use to pervert the rest of the nation. Hollywood, Silcon Valley, the west Coast, all of it is based on corruption and illusion. Feinstein, Pelosi, Boxer, ALL OF SACRAMENTO,ETC. operate in this environment. When Arnold Schwarzenegger was Governor, he was attacked and berated by the left for the most modest conservative proposals. Politicians in Sacramento would put thousands of STUPID proposals on his desk, prompting him to say, "these people have too much time on their hands and need to have their hours reduced to part time". He was 100 percent correct. Feinstein has never done a single thing for any California citizen. For illegal foreign nationals sucking Californi dry, She and her ilk have done everything. PEACE

Anonymous said...

WHY? The hell has she not been tried for treason.
OH-YEAH to much money and....under the desk dimplomacy

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he has already made millions $ on the fictional California "railway" that will never, ever be completed. It seems ALL government projects are not only way over budget(bids), even if they are completed. F'ing Crooks. Our tax $ at work, folks. Ready for the KY Jelly? OH....too late...never mind.

Anonymous said...

Bitchs, Pimps, and Whores................

JohnnyWhite Man said...

Psychopathic jewish reptiles! this is the most accurate comment.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with Carroll's post, it just seems greedy, wrong and excessive.
"Sen. Feinstein is not involved with and does not discuss any of her husband’s business decisions with him." I have a hard time believing/stomaching this.
I hope and pray that somewhere down the road her family feels dirty, profiting from this sale.

Anonymous said...

This woman is one of the most corrupt and biggest crooks in the world. She should be in prison for life. She's nothing more than an elected mobster.

Ol Joe said...

Don't forget to look into the high speed rail being built in California. Her husband is one one of threw owners of the company that won a billion dollar contract to prepair the land. Not lay track. Not hire workers. Just to prepair a fifty mile stretch of land to be built on. And the company is in court with the federal govt right now on fraud and overbilling charges from two other projects.

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