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Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband sells post offices to his friends, cheap. [Kindle Edition]

Peter Byrne
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National award-winning investigative journalist Peter Byrne reports that the husband of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has been selling post offices at bargain basement prices—often to his own business partners. Richard C. Blum is the chairman of CBRE Group Inc., the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. In 2011, the Postal Service awarded Blum's company an exclusive contract to sell off postal real estate in cities and towns across America. Byrne's in-depth investigation details the many apparent conflicts of interests driving the CBRE deals. It brings to light a scathing government audit of Blum's contract that is being ignored by the Obama administration. The investigation reveals how Senator Feinstein pressured the Postmaster General to stop a postal construction project, and to favor the interests of a developer working with her husband's firm. Byrne explains why the Post Office is not really broke and how powerful forces on Capitol Hill are angling to franchise the U.S. Mail monopoly. We learn that the post office executives in charge of Blum's contract have been up to a financial shenanigans of their own. This is first class investigative reporting on a vital issue of the day that you will not find anywhere else.


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  • File Size: 1234 KB
  • Print Length: 94 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615912672
  • Publisher: Byrne Ink (September 9, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F3JTO9G
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clearly written and hard hitting September 10, 2013
By Vaske
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This is a fascinating and clearly written account of how a government divestment process has been manipulated to the benefit of the political elite and their friends at the expense of the American public. Byrne has invested a significant amount of time in doing his investigative research and knows how to communicate in a way that is both engaging and enraging. How is it that this can be occurring in what is essentially plain sight without any attention from the broader media sources? This paper is absolutely worth a read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Selling Post Offices for profit and profit. September 19, 2013
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A clear expose of how the Post Office, Congress and private interests - CBRE & Richard Blum in particular - are ripping off the American taxpayer and selling off our common heritage. It's nothing you wouldn't expect - shady real estate deals, stupid laws, and bureaucrats appointed to serve the interests of the one percent - but if you want to learn the whole, sordid story this is the cats pajamas.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Feinstein and her husband Blum are ripping off the American people bigtime. Forget political parties--they don't matter to these vulture capitalists and their insider deals. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how our "elected" representatives actually operate, and in whose interests they are working. Meticulously researched.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story, not a happy one October 15, 2013
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This is a remarkable, vividly written, and comprehensive piece of research. And it is timely...the worst has not yet happened, and the citizenry has an opportunity to rise up against this sleazy mass theft of irreplaceable public property. Among the article's many strengths are its rigorous, full documented sources...the footnotes slightly outweigh the text, which is rarely to be found, and in unfortunately not the norm, among even our most "elite" of journalistic monoliths.

Mr. Byrne has given us a tremendous gift of actionable information; the rest is up to the activist community and the ordinary taxpayers and neighbors who are being assaulted by this nation-wide embezzlement.

On its own, sui generis terms, I would give it six stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative October 27, 2013
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I own two post office buildings and it is very disturbing to see all of the conflict of interests at the expense of the USPS.
Feinstein needs to be removed from office.
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I interviewed the author, Peter Byrne about his report for SyndicatedNews.NET and I can attest that he has done his homework so well, that each alleged statement is literally linked to the actual evidence that supports it. The accuracy of this document is the reason why I suggest you purchase this e-book instead of the hard cover / paper version. Any attorney worth his or her salt that wants to take this atrocious criminal activity directly to a court to file a case against Feinstein and Blum, will find easy work of it because Byrne has literally built a case that is ready for court. This is not just a book in the typical sense. By literally linking every point to its supporting documentation, this is a legal case ready to be served up in any court. This may be the new course of action in legal wrangling. One person prepares the document in the form of an e-book and prepares the document so well that one need only print it, notarize it and file it in any American court and be able to do something about the feeling of disgust and anger not just be annoyed by it. Extremely satisfying new way to write a book - it's really "write-a-case" and "take-to-court".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their are crooks on both sides of the aisle. October 13, 2013
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Eye opening. It's not just the Republicans, many Democrats are corrupt as well.
This is theft, pure and simple. No wonder the post office is broke.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Poster child for conflict of interest. Fascism is when corporations take over government for their profit. Blum and his horrendous wife belong in prison.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good exposure of a corrupt Senator
Published 14 days ago by portfola
5.0 out of 5 stars Their stealing our post office!!!!
Everyone should read this! Our commons are being stolen by the rich and the post office is a great example. Outstanding reporting by multiple award winning journalist.
Published 2 months ago by ignat
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very revealing! This is a must-read book that shows how many members of congress behave.
Published 3 months ago by Deanna Spingola
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare example of independent journalism that could change the course...
Investigative journalism in recent years is almost impossible to find. The New York Times and the Washington Post will not do it -- they are too beholden to the powers that be. Read more
Published 5 months ago by HDTV shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars An eye opener
Every internet loudmouth who wants to pontificate on what should be done about the US Postal Service's well known liquidity issues should read this. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Michael Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening
I read this on the kindle after hearing the author on a podcast. Very eye-opening. It is seriously disturbing the depth at which our institutions have been co-opted for personal... Read more
Published 9 months ago by e denison
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlike mainstream reporters, Byrne is fearless in reporting on...
Excellent investigative reporting from public records. Byrne exposes conflicts of interest of Feinstein and Blum. He offers rich detail in this podcast interview: [...]
Published 9 months ago by Peter B. Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks goodness for NPR
I learned about this book while listening to Peter being interviewed on NPR so I decided to check it out. The more I read the angrier I got. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Francis E. Laney IV
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