I JUST VERIFIED THIS WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE RUN BY
CONGRESSMAN DARRELL ISSA (202 225 3906) AND CONFIRMED THIS TO BE TRUE.
IT APPEARS THE POSTAL SERVICE CONTRACTED WITH MR. BLUM'S COMPANY (CBRE)
TO SELL THE BUILDINGS. NO MATTER HOW THEY ATTEMPT TO HIDE THE SALE,
THESE BUILDINGS WERE BOUGHT WITH TAXPAYER MONEY. AT THE VERY LEAST,
AND AS KIND AS I CAN BE, THIS HAS THE APPEARANCE OF A CONFLICT OF
Is this a sweetheart deal or what???
It has recently been disclosed that the United States has entered into
a contract with one firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house US
Post Offices. The government has decided that it no longer needs these
buildings (many of which are located on prime land in towns and cities
across the country). The sale of these properties will bring in
billions of dollars and, with that, millions of dollars in commissions
for the one company that is in charge of handling the sale and
negotiation of the new leases.
What makes this such a matter of concern is that the company that the
Government has contracted with to conduct the sales (and the
corresponding leases for the new locations of the displaced post
offices) is owned by Richard Blum .
What? Didn't that name mean anything to you? Maybe I should re-phrase
and say that the person that owns the company that is solely in charge
of this multi-million- dollar transaction is Richard Blum, the husband
of Senator Dianne Feinstein .
Diane is toooo busy with her stupid feel-good gun control laws to be
concerned with a conflict of interest and,don't look for Wolf Blitzer
or his liberal ilk to rat her out.
Amazing!!! Even Berkeley CA is outraged.
Daily Kos: Selling off the Post Office: Berkeley calls out Richard Blum
Blum is an investor "genius." Much like Joe Biden's brilliant financial
advisor, Jon Corzine.
Corruption is alive and well in the United States.