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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Slammed for Urging IMF Aid to Iranian Mullah Terror Regime

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Slammed for Urging IMF Aid to Iranian Mullah Terror Regime

Ted Cruz: “The Ayatollah leads chants of “death to America.” He pledges to destroy America, which he calls “the Great Satan.” And Senate Dems want to send him millions??? At the EXACT SAME TIME, Senate Dems are blocking desperately need relief to small businesses in America.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn6tduDFkVw

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is taking heat for calling on President Trump to reverse the block on the IMF to Iran. You would think at a time like this, she might be more focused on the people of California.

Adam Shaw reports at FOX News:

Feinstein urges Trump to reverse plan to block Iran request for $5B in IMF aid, claims it is in ‘our national interest’

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has urged President Trump to reverse a reported plan to block an Iranian request to the IMF for $5 billion in aid to fight the coronavirus crisis — saying it is in the U.S. national interest to accede to the request.

“I am disappointed to see reports that your administration intends to block Iran from receiving $5 billion in humanitarian aid from the IMF to combat the coronavirus pandemic,” Feinstein wrote in a letter dated Thursday to President Trump. “Providing these funds to Iran would help it respond more effectively to the disease and mitigate the risk of further destabilization in the region.”

The administration plans to block the request for an emergency loan, amid concerns that the anti-American regime still has billion-dollar accounts available to it, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Senior officials told the Journal that the loan would allow Tehran to divert the money to its economy — which has been stunted by the sanctions imposed as part of the U.S. maximum pressure campaign — or to finance extremist militant groups in the Middle East.

See Feinstein’s tweet below:

This has sparked anger on social media. There are tons of tweets, but this one is right to the point:

One of her loudest critics is Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

James Barrett writes at the Daily Wire:

Cruz Slams Feinstein: Trying To Send Millions To Iran, While Blocking Relief To American Businesses

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz unloaded on his Democratic colleagues on Friday in response to Sen. Dianne Feinstein sending a letter to President Trump declaring that she is “disappointed” in his administration’s plan to block funding to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, Iran. The Democrats’ demand of Trump to help Iran get $5 billion in aid, Cruz noted, comes “at the exact same time” that they are “blocking desperately need relief to small businesses in America.”

In late March, a group of Democratic lawmakers — among them Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ilhan Omar (MN), and Rashida Tlaib (MI), and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin calling for the easing of U.S. sanctions on Iran during the coronavirus pandemic, a request that was dead on arrival.

Iran has since requested $5 billion in aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In response to the Trump administration indicating that they have no intention of allowing the terror-sponsoring state to get the massive infusion of money, Sen. Feinstein sent her own letter on Thursday expressing her disappointment…

In response to the pair of moves, Cruz called out Feinstein and the Democrats for what he suggested were some backward “priorities.”

See Cruz’s tweet below:

Democrats keep telling us who they really care about and it’s never us.

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Comments

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 12, 2020 at 5:33 pm

She is communist Chinese government-owned.

Just ask her, communist Chinese spy chauffeur of the last 25 or so years.

Turn Diane on her end and you read Made in China.

her nameplate needs some corrections:

Mrs. Fineswine
Rankest Member

“Providing these funds to Iran would help it respond more effectively to the disease and mitigate the risk of further destabilization in the region.”

Well, yes, it could help the mullahs do that, if they wanted to. And if we had some way of knowing that they would use the funds for that purpose, and that they would do so in addition to whatever they were going to spend on that purpose anyway, rather than freeing those funds up for other purposes, then Feinstein would have a point. Maybe in such a case we should set aside our differences and help them. Maybe.

But we have no way of knowing that, and no reason to believe it would be so. None. In all likelihood they would use the money to continue their war against us and the whole free world, just as they used the money 0bama gave them. (Yes, it was their money. But every previous president for the past 30 years had held on to that money because they knew what the mullahs were likely to do with it. 0bama knew that too, but he didn’t care.)

    inspectorudy in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Maybe we should ask them where the Americans are that they have been holding for years? Maybe we could ask them to knock off the attacks in Iraq on our forces? Maybe we could ask them to stop trying to destabilize Syria? Maybe we could ask them to tell the truth on any issue once in a while? Maybe they could save some money by not spreading terror throughout the world? Since no one is attacking them, maybe they could cut back on the army? If they do all of these things then maybe China can help them. After all, Feinstein’s chauffer was a Chinese spy for twenty years!

    It wasn’t their money when we had it our possession. If they want to be international scofflaws, then we can define international laws our own way. Our national interests are best served that way. “Dem wit da guns make da rules”. That’s the way it works in their medieval world. Works for me.

Conservative Beaner | April 12, 2020 at 6:21 pm

Our Socialist/Marxist leaders just can’t stop helping our enemies.

Her letter states that it is in our national interest for funds to get to Iran. That is strangely like Biden’s statement, shown in Trump’s ad, that it is in our interest for China to prosper.

Article 3 – The Judicial Branch
Section 3 – Treason
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U.S. Constitution
Article III.
Section. 3.

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.”

Senator Feinstein, et al., are champing at the bit to give Aid and Comfort to our enemies. They are Traitors.

    Milhouse in reply to Elric. | April 12, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    No, they are not. You just quoted the constitution. Now read it. Giving aid and comfort to an enemy is not treason. Treason is adhering to the enemy through an overt act that gives him aid and comfort. It’s the adherence that makes it treason; the same act done for a different motive, such as to gain some domestic political advantage, is not treason.

    In addition it requires an overt act, which Feinstein has not done. But even if she had, without adherence there can be no treason.

      inspectorudy in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      Do you ever get tired of being a prick?

      Barry in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      Passing secret information to China is a traitorous act. She did it for what, 25 years or more?

      Yea, she’s a traitor.

        Milhouse in reply to Barry. | April 12, 2020 at 7:15 pm

        There is not a shred of evidence that she did any such thing.

          Tiki in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2020 at 9:22 pm

          There’s no evidence because there’s been no investigation.

          Rendition the chauffeur to my house and within twenty-four hours he’ll have signed sixteen confessions and denounced Dianne, her staff, their family and friends, a Starbucks barista, two Whole Foods grocery clerks, a SFO skychief, the head doorman at the Sheridan Palace and a former cook from Sam Wu’s on Stockton St and Nancy Pelosi’s transfemale gardener.

          You’re welcome.

          Barry in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2020 at 11:18 pm

          Only someone special would believe Feinstein was unaware her chinaman was reporting to china.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2020 at 2:48 am

          The spy has certainly been questioned. There’s not a shred of evidence that Feinstein was involved in any way. And no, FineReport, you liar, the article you linked does not even subtly hint at such an accusation. On the contrary, the moment she found out about it she fired him. You and Barry, of course, don’t ever give a sh*t about the truth. If lying were an Olympic sport you would easily win gold. There is no basis for supposing that she was aware, and without such a basis it is indecent to accuse her of it.

          Barry in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2020 at 9:12 am

          We have established you are special.

          We do not need evidence suitable for the judiciary in this, the court of public opinion. Here, we get to decide using common sense.

          You always take up for the communist left. Always. You hate Donald Trump and never took up for him. You believed every false report, every piece of BS the left made up if it made the president look bad.

          You hoped he would be replaced by Pence (you said it here at LI).

          So pardon us if we think you’re full of horsepuckey, because you are. If anyone should be banned, it is you. But I don’t suggest that. Suggesting someone be banned is usually the province of the weak minded unable to deal with reality. You fit that definition.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2020 at 12:25 pm

          You don’t need evidence suitable for court, but you do need some evidence, and you have none at all. Your vile, vicious accusations have no basis whatsoever.

          I never take up for the communist left. Never. I take up for the truth, regardless of whose ox is gored, just as every decent person does. You are obviously not a decent person.

          You hate Donald Trump and never took up for him. You believed every false report, every piece of BS the left made up if it made the president look bad.

          You lie, as usual. When Trump is falsely accused I regularly take up for him, for the exact same reason. Whether I like him or not makes no difference, because it’s wrong to falsely accuse even a bad person, which Trump is. And yes, I do wish Pence replaced him. Pence would be a far better president, as he is showing once again with his management of the current crisis. I vigorously opposed the impeachment because the charges were BS, just like your own claims; but had it succeeded it would ironically have resulted in a better president — and one the Democrats would therefore have hated even more.

          Barry in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2020 at 2:01 pm

          You’re a hater. You hate Trump and you supported his removal using the 25th with replacement by Pence. Period. It’s what you do.

          You can use all the hyperbolic language you like and it will not change the truth:

          A senator from a left wing state, California, known to espouse communist ideology, had as part of her staff an Asian found to be under the control of and reporting to the Chinese communists. This staff person was with Feinstein for many, many years. To suggest there’s no smoke coming from that fire requires a special kind of stupid, one certain people excel at.

          And yes, you always take up for the left.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2020 at 5:55 pm

          Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie. You contribute nothing of value to this blog.

        tom_swift in reply to Barry. | April 13, 2020 at 3:46 am

        Feinstein’s a corrupt idiot, but that doesn’t establish that she’s a traitor.

      SuddenlyHappyToBeHere in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2020 at 9:18 am

      You are probably correct Milhouse, though more because Treason in our Constitution is intended to be narrowly construed as compared to the English law from when it was derived. You cite “adhering to the enemy” as the operative meaning of the clause but, doing so, you just put the rabbit in the hat. You fail to define or explain what “adhering to the enemy” means. The important part of the clause the “aid and comfort” and “enemy”.

      Here is a century old Yale Law Journal piece by scholar Charles Warren on the topic: https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2589&context=ylj that might help explain the whole subject. Warren, while likely a bit of a racist trying to stem the influx of immigrants from eastern and southern Europe, was still a highly respected Supreme Court scholar and frequent special master thereof. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Warren_(U.S._author)

      Seems to me that Iran is clearly an “enemy” of the US in a constitutional sense, but what constitutes “aid and comfort” likely does not include Feinstein writing a letter in support of funds from the IMF.

      However, John Kerry’s canoodling with the mullahs when Trump because Pres is closer to the line. But probably even that, not crossing it.

        Sorry, you are incorrect. Yes, Iran is clearly an enemy of the USA. But adherence to the enemy is the key part of that clause, whether you like it or not. Its meaning is no less clear than that of “aid and comfort”. It means the traitor must support the enemy’s cause, and act with the purpose of advancing that cause, rather than for some private motive of her own, such as gaining a domestic political advantage. That is why the jury in the Haupt trial had to find that the Haupts helped their son because he was a German spy, and not simply because he was their son. That they would have done the same even if he weren’t their son, because they supported the German cause (and raised their son to do the same, which is why he joined the German army in the first place).

        There is the Logan Act.

        Kerry DEFINITELY violated it.

        https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/953

        AG Barr, what do you think?
        AG Barr: zzzzzzzzzz…..

rabid wombat | April 12, 2020 at 8:51 pm

The advertisements write themselves….

Empress Dowager Dian’ne is occasionally lucid for brief periods between naps. During those many daily naps is when her senate staff change her diaper and refill her sippy cup with green tea thought-juice.

So she’s got that going for her.

      You are a corrupt, vicious, vile person, always ready to accuse people of crimes with no basis whatsoever. Nothing in your article supports your position. I don’t know why you haven’t been banned from this site. You poison it with your constant untruthfulness and wild accusations against anyone you don’t like.

        It took her 20 years to find out she was a spy? It would probably take you 40.

        Have you evet thought about auditioning to play Inspector Cluseau in the next Pink Panther movie. It could be your big break.

        Barry in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2020 at 9:15 am

        “Suggesting someone be banned is usually the province of the weak minded unable to deal with reality. You fit that definition.”

        Barry in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2020 at 9:20 am

        “…accuse people of crimes with no basis whatsoever.”

        And you wanted Trump replaced by Pence. And for no basis whatsoever, except your extreme vile hatred of the man.

        You have no business lecturing anyone about hatred or evidence. You are #1 on the list of people with hatred, and those willing to convict without evidence.

        With respect to Feinstein, there is a basis – her “chauffer” was a chinese agent. That’s the basis along with her sellout of the USA every single day. She’s corrupt to the core, more basis.

        Your hyperbole is nothing more than hyperbole. And you are a hypocrite.

          Milhouse in reply to Barry. | April 13, 2020 at 12:45 pm

          You lie and lie and lie.

          Yes, I would like to see him replaced by Pence, because Pence is a better person and a principled conservative. But I have opposed almost every attack on him in the last three years, not because I like him but because they have been BS. I opposed the impeachment, and supported his decision to treat the House committee with contempt, because that is what it deserved. I consistently stand up for the falsely accused, no matter who they are. Whereas you think nothing of flinging false accusations just because you don’t like someone.

          There is no basis to even suspect Feinstein. Her chauffeur is not her. There is no basis for supposing that she knew anything about his other employer until the FBI told her, whereupon she fired him immediately.

          Barry in reply to Barry. | April 13, 2020 at 2:06 pm

          “There is no basis to even suspect Feinstein.”

          Which makes you an idiot.

          And you cannot name one lie I’ve told. You can say Feinstein would not be convicted in a court and I would agree given that no investigation was done. My opinion is she was colluding with china and is a traitor. Those are not lies.

          But then you never have been very bright or capable of reading comprehension.

          Hillary Clinton is innocent as well, right?

          Milhouse in reply to Barry. | April 13, 2020 at 5:57 pm

          Name one lie?! Ha! Every word you have written about me is a lie.

We love the Iranian people, we just hate your leaders. So sorry the Iranian people will have to die because we don’t want to give any aid.

    Milhouse in reply to tz. | April 13, 2020 at 2:51 am

    We want to give them aid. If only we could do so safely. But we now have a president who knows better.

Feinstein needs to be sent off to the home. The crowded home, full of sick people.

BierceAmbrose | April 13, 2020 at 12:41 pm

Oh, come on. It’s not like this is the slightest surprise.

Without additional US funds, how will the Iranian Overlords pay their organic “death to America” protesting crowds, or secure their grass rots “freedom fighter” minions across the mid east?

Without all that, what’s a DiFi to do, now that Bloomie’s taken the lead on her Gun Ban jihad?

BierceAmbrose | April 13, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Has she moved to Va yet? Perhaps to take up a gig in the legislature, there, where they’re getting more traction…

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