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Originally posted here on July 20, 2011
and at
ThirdwaveDave on January 7, 2008

Today a special investigation by The Daily Caller reveals that a State Department contract specialist participated in awarding more than 43 federal contracts worth $52 million in taxpayer-funds to Sterling Royale Group, a company owned and operated by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, her husband and daughter.

If you think THAT’s something, may I remind you of this story that apparently was scrubbed from the MetroActive website where it first appeared,  and was deemed by World Net Daily as one of the Top Ten Most Ignored Stories of 2007.

Senator Feinstein’s Iraq Conflict

As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband’s firms

By Peter Byrne

In the November 2006 election, the voters demanded congressional ethics reform. And so, the newly appointed chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is now duly in charge of regulating the ethical behavior of her colleagues. But for many years, Feinstein has been beset by her own ethical conflict of interest, say congressional ethics experts.

As chairperson and ranking member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee (MILCON) from 2001 through the end of 2005, Feinstein supervised the appropriation of billions of dollars a year for specific military construction projects. Two defense contractors whose interests were largely controlled by her husband, financier Richard C. Blum, benefited from decisions made by Feinstein as leader of this powerful subcommittee.

Sen. Feinstein was never held to account for her crime.

The Byrne Report | The Byrne Report | North Bay Bohemian

Mar 20, 2007 Feinstein Resigns. Dianne Feinstein has resigned from the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee. As previously and extensively


Senator Warbucks | News | North Bay Bohemian

Jan 24, 2007 In theory, Feinstein would not know the identity of any of the companies that stood to contractually benefit from her approval of specific items in