Tom Steyer impeachment push sets him up for Feinstein challenge

Veteran California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s bid for re-election could prompt a challenge from a second fellow Democrat – San Francisco hedge fund billionaire turned activist Tom Steyer – who also believes she’s insufficiently opposed to President Donald Trump.

California Senate President Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, has campaigned across the state in the month since announcing he would challenge Feinstein, who at 84 is the oldest U.S. senator and who has been blasted by progressives for saying in August that it was possible Trump might end up being a “good president.”

On Thursday, de León, who is 50, won the endorsement of four Democratic supervisors in Feinstein’s home town of San Francisco – Jane Kim, Hillary Ronen, Aaron Peskin and Norman Yee.

That came four days after the Sacramento Bee posted a scathing piece by columnist Marcos Bretón that declared that white San Francisco Democrats acted as gatekeepers blocking the ascension of talented Latinos like de León.

“For all the self-congratulatory proclamations of California as a progressive haven, the state is not as cool as it thinks it is,” Bretón wrote. “The traditional paths to power in California have been closely guarded by a Bay Area pecking order heretofore off-limits to Latino candidates.”

National TV ad sends name recognition soaring

But Steyer is coming off an even better month than de León – thanks to an unprecedented political maneuver that’s sent his name recognition soaring and prompted excitement from progressives.

Steyer paid for a $10 million national ad buy for a commercial in which he personally urges Americans to support his effort to impeach Trump.

“Donald Trump has brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice, and taken money from foreign governments. We need to impeach this dangerous president,” he somberly intones in the ad.

Steyer, who is 60, told Politico on Thursday that more than 1.9 million Americans had signed his online petition calling for the president’s ouster and that he was so heartened by the response that he would spend another $10 million to air the ads.

While Steyer has also shown interest in running for governor next year or even president in 2020, leading a push for Trump’s impeachment seems an ideal start for a run against an incumbent Democratic senator accused of being soft on Trump.

Footage of the August event in San Francisco in which Feinstein made her remarks would make for potent primary attack ads in a state in which Democratic delegates at a May party convention gleefully chanted “F— Trump.”

That intense sentiment is hard to square with Feinstein’s remarks to a crowd at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco: “Look, this man is going to be president, most likely for the rest of this term. I just hope he has the ability to learn, and to change. And if he does, he can be a good president. And that’s my hope.”

Steyer’s impeachment push won him national attention even before his ad campaign began. An Oct. 11 New York Times story noted how the prolific Democratic fund-raiser had sent a letter to every congressional Democrat’s office and to the party’s Senate and House campaign committees urging them to make a pledge to impeach Trump central to their 2018 campaigns.

The story noted that while impeachment was very unlikely because of Republican control of Congress and the view of many Democratic leaders that it was an energy-sapping distraction, polling showed 70 percent of Democrats nationally backed impeachment.

The Times account also noted Steyer’s unsubtle dig at Feinstein in his letter: “It is clear for all to see that there is zero reason to believe ‘he can be a good president,’” as Feinstein said in August.

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  1. Terry
    Terry 10 November, 2017, 10:10

    Steyer like all communist demorats can’t stand to be upstaged by a Republican. Trump is not really a Republican which makes the establishment Republicans fight him too. And the demorats fight harder since Trump is not part of the DC Swamp. At least Feinstein and others are starting to understand that Trump is REALLY for the people and not just BS that comes from the demorats just to get votes & power. From all the recent revelations about the DNC, HRC, Lynch, Comey all should be in court for high crimes against the USA. In fact, I think the demorat communist party should be abolished for Treason.

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  2. Dude
    Dude 10 November, 2017, 14:53

    “Tom Steyer believes Dianne Feinstein is insufficiently opposed to President Donald Trump”
    So, that’s a requirement for a Demwit to run for office now? Is this where the phrase, “The Party’s over” comes from?

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  3. Richard Rider
    Richard Rider 10 November, 2017, 17:03

    So 70% of Democrats in an unscientific online poll favor impeaching Trump? Big deal.

    Consider: When Obama was in office, such an online poll of Republicans asking the same impeachment question about Obama could well have generated the same 70% “yes!” response.

    It’s meaningless, except the press runs with the results as though it was:
    1. “The will of the people.”
    2. Germane to the reasons for — or likelihood of – Trump being impeached.

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  4. Jim
    Jim 13 November, 2017, 10:55

    Hedge fund management is not a an atribute to becoming a senator!
    Tom Steyer is a far left communist, even farther left than Feinstein though it’s hard to believe that is possible!
    I would not vote for him under any conditions, California needs political leadership that favors American citizens and Americian ideals, not champions for illegal want-to-be immigrants!

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    • Mat Hearst
      Mat Hearst 13 November, 2017, 17:55

      Whom do you suggest would be a good [Ca.]Republican candidate for U.S.Senate ?
      If Karl Denninger ran would you vote for him ?

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  5. Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge 5 December, 2017, 11:52

    Steyer is a douchebag.

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  6. Mike D
    Mike D 12 January, 2018, 12:31

    If Tom Steyer “green energy champion”, why hasn’t he donated solar panels to Haiti or Puerto Rico? He would rather try to defeat Trump instead of helping people.

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  7. Spurwing Plover
    Spurwing Plover 17 April, 2018, 15:27

    Hey Hey Ho Ho Tom Steyer has to go

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  8. Mark
    Mark 8 January, 2019, 17:56

    The “Impeach Trump,” cheer leading from the narcissistic left, like the Russian conspiracy theories, is nothing more than a means of saving face after their abject humiliation in 2016. They fail to realize that in order to impeach someone there must be an impeachable offense (a high crime) which “I just don’t like his orange pallor,” isn’t. And they must have a super majority in Congress, which they clearly don’t have nor ever will, so GIVE IT UP liberals.

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  9. Edward Ryan
    Edward Ryan 8 November, 2019, 12:30

    I’d like to comment on corruption by the California Attorney General’s failure to investigate a formal 75 page complaint on the LAPD Crime-buster Vigilante Facebook scandal matter. This is a serious matter as the Los Angeles criminal justice system skews when it comes to fair justice for all as LA homeless are attacked by LAPD supported vigilantes, then arrested and jailed if the try to fight back in self- defense. Now there is proof of “jury trial rigging “by LA Prosecutor and LAPD Slo for Topanga. Both are members of the secret vigilante Facebook group, and 2 other Vigilante group members as witnesses for a bogus littering trial where Van Nuys Judge Harmond seems to play along by issuing an extreme sentence. LAPD command now spreads disinformation saying LAPD members only posted insults to homeless when the truth is LAPD supplied tracking and other info to vigilante members. The info was used to do violent crimes and community terror stalking onto targeted homeless victims. A homeless advocate and activist for LA political reform was harassed then convicted and incarcerated for months when he was attacked on 12/29/16 in Van Nuys by the same LAPD crew. False police reports were used and judge Mulcahy Van Nuys court prevented the mentioning of vigilante abuse at trial. This happened to Ed Ryan [email protected] who had to flee LA after release because of more vigilante harassment by LAPD connected crews. Ryan’s jaw was smashed by a vigilante attacker wielding a hammer and LAPD refuse to take his complaint and investigate. Ryan now lives in Mass as LA Court court issued a probation violation warrant to further silence him. LA superior Court Presiding Judge, Kevin Brazile has so far ignored Ryan’s comprehensive complaint. Ryan challenges reporters to read the 8/1/18 complaint to Atty Gen Becerra that has plenty of screen shots of captured vigilante and LAPD postings to surely warrant the Cal AG to investigate, but he remains silent on the issue. Also remaining totally silent on this atre LA Mayor Garcetti I’d like to discuss Corruption in Los Angeles as the LAPD Crime-buster vigilante Scandal is being ignored and all LA city Councilors. LA City Atty Furey also is silent even though his long time Deputy Karin Philips is involved and is being reported to Cal BBO flor ethical violations of not disclosing vigilante group membership by entire prosecution team in People v Kevin Perelman , the van Nuys Superior Court jury trial in front of LA Superior Court Harmond that was rigged Atty Philips and LAPD SLO Dines

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  10. Ed Ryan
    Ed Ryan 11 December, 2019, 08:19

    Deval Patrick Inspired Obama and Obama Inspired the Nation
    Deval Patrick, the architect of Obama’s empowerment, now igniting “Audacious Hope” by running for President. Deval Patrick was a Governor promoting the social good. His Bain Capital experience of investment banking for social and community enhancement supports him enlightened leader who understands the rational path to one global democracy. Instituting “Reformed Capitalism” in America ending the present system that allows elite oligarchs to preserve a fractured global system that diverts resources to a military industrial system while billions are forced into utter poverty. Oligarchs in every country now protect their system, a dehumanizing socio-economic system for the many while the few prosper. They force weapons and war while people suffer and starve. Bloomberg and his Oligarch ilk of Trump, Bill Gates, Musk, Steyer and others need to be stopped from corrupting our democratic process by purchasing political power. Americans are outraged that their government is being bought by Billionaires and ultra-rich. Right now, three quarters of the US Senate is owned by oligarch multi-millionaires. The entire Supreme Court and the Executive branch owned by the rich. Americans can and will Amend the Constitution to Out-law the oligarch rich from buying political power. Deval Patrick should utilize the` tenants of “reformed capitalism” “Reformed Capitalism” is about re-creating the American economic system to allow wealth for all and not just the few. The forced ending of concentration of wealth by ‘income capping” and redistributing wealth by radically increasing the money supply and massive expansion of housing by government construction. No longer can “Protestant Ethic” be allowed to hinder, Wealth needs to be established for the poor and disenfranchised by creating public banks with liberalized credit. We can and will put sustainable solid income into the hands of those people heretofore denied. Modern technological improvements radically increase American and global production ability to prevent inflation. Derval Patrick is the architect of Obama Audacity when it comes to the future. Third world infrastructure modernization by global production by power houses like China, Russia and America will pave the way for a future “ to Global Democracy” The 5th Street Emporium” a J.Bond-Austin Progressive Think tank is issuing the ”2020 Global Collective Consortium Strategies” There is a way to provide good lives to all global citizens. In a world with no “military industrial Complex” all resources and production go to the people. The ruling elite Oligarchs in every global country stop “One World Government”, Oligarchs enforce filthy rich power that kills millions and exterminates a good future for global citizens, Sick with greed they will use mass murder of war and poverty to “rational evolution” towards a global “one world government”. Bottom line, Deval Patrick can lead in that direction by becoming president so that oligarchs like Mayor Bloomberg and Bill Gates can be stopped from their power grab. If any of these oligarchs truly cared about humankind, they would check out the 5th street Emporium’s 2020 Report at [email protected] Helping the world beyond exposing California based corruption in the refusal to investigate and prosecute by California Attorney General, Becerra as he is a failed leader protecting Los Angeles Court Corruption by LAPD torture of LA homeless by LAPD Crimbuster Vigilantes.

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  11. edryan221
    edryan221 9 March, 2020, 06:56

    In 2018, 3 different police whistleblowers told us, the Gangstalking operations are run from the Fusion Centers. The details can be found in government reference documents in “The Governors of Gangstalking.”

    The Director of the Fusion Center in each state, is the criminal Boss for these operations. You might think of these people as a “mafia boss.”

    In my opinion, the people on this chart have led the Gangstalking Program for greater Los Angeles, for many years. The federal government calls it a Fusion Center.

    The people working at the JRIC assume, that if someone’s name appears on the Watchlist, the stalking and harrassment is justified, even if it is illegal. It never occurrs to these idiots to ask – “Should this person even be on the Watchlist?” or “Why is this person on the Watchlist?”

    Federal Judge Anthony Trenga, decided that the Watchlist is Unconstitutional, because the FBI failed to provide any shred of evidence, that someone was a “known or suspected terrorist.”

    Targeted Individuals are not terrorists. They are gangstalked because they are whistleblowers and political activists, etc. The CIA wants them silenced, and funds this program through the black budget.

    Joint Regional Intelligence Center – Los Angeles
    12440 East Imperial Highway Norwalk, CA 90650
    (562) 345-1100
    [email protected]

    Steve Oda, FBI
    Robert Fox, LAPD (now retired)
    Robert Galarneau, LA Sheriff’s Dept

    Alex Vargas, Jr – Deputy Director
    Joel Cohen, Manager of Intelligence
    Mark Tharp, Manager of Operations

    [email protected]

    Senior Managers working with JRIC:

    Alejandro Vargas, Jr and Cynthia Gatiglio have held management positions at the JRIC.
    In my opinion, they both know about, and support the Gangstalking operations. It is illegal.
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    [email protected]

    Cynthia Gatiglio, 48
    aka
    Cynthia A Gatiglio, Cynthia Ortega, Cythia Gatiglio
    13828 Greenbrier Ave, Bellflower, CA 90706
    Related to
    Glen M Pool 98 Andrea M Ortega 70 Andred Ortega Bettyl L Gatiglio 80 Hilda Pool 50 Mamie Gatiglio Mark Gatigilo 51 Glen R Pool 47 Julian Gatiglio J Gatiglio ~84 Michael A Gatiglio 55 Ruby Ortega 44 Michael A Chrisafis ~55 Julian A Gatiglio 84 Javier P Ortega 74

    Cynthia A Gatiglio, Age 48
    3636 N Rose AVE Long Beach, CA 90807
    (562) 492-5984

    Cynthia A Gatiglio, Age 48
    9530 Maplewood ST Bellflower, CA 90706
    (310) 920-1057

    In the opinion of Richard Lighthouse,

    At the Los Angeles Police Dept, these two Assistant Chiefs are involved with Gangstalking Operations and the cover-up.

    Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB)
    100 West First Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    http://www.lapdonline.org/inside_the_lapd/content_basic_view/6502

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    [email protected]

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    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    Horace E Frank, 59
    aka
    Frank E Horace, Horace Grant
    Corona, CA

    Related to
    Alana G Frank 29 Marcia A Case 55 Xin Yang Zhen 59 Norma R Young 76 Daniel J Young 47 Gayle L Young 78 Mary E Young 77 Faron A Young 52 Alec E Frank Gordon S Young 77 Michelle A Frank 53 Alan Frank 29
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    Aram Sahakian, General Manager
    Emergency Management Department
    City of Los Angeles
    (213) 484-4821

    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    200 N. Spring Street,
    Room 1533
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 484-4800
    [email protected]

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    Robin Limon promoted to Assistant Sheriff, March 2019.
    [email protected]

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept – Special Operations Division supports the Gangstalking.

    “As Assistant Sheriff, Limon will oversee Countywide Operations, which includes Detective Division, Technology & Support, Special Operations Division, and Countywide Services Division, which encompasses over 200 facilities located across the 4,752 square miles of Los Angeles County.”
    Pearlstein is a Counterterrorism specialist.

    Supervisory Special Agent | Intelligence Division
    [email protected]

    Supervisory Special Agent | Counterterrorism Program Coordinator |
    Joint Terrorism Task Force
    Dates Employed Jan 2016 – Sep 2017
    Employment Duration 1 yr 9 mos
    Greater Los Angeles Area Joint Terrorism Task Forces

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    Roger Rieger Cherie Kono

    Infragard
    Mail: 404 E. 1st St. #604 • Long Beach, CA 90802
    Office: 11000 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 1100 • Los Angeles, CA 90024
    Phone: (562) 345-1192

    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    JRIC states that Infragard plays a important role in their operations. However, Infragard is little more than a privatized spying and stalking organization, in my opinion. This is done to avoid FOIA requests. Their people are recruited, trained, and tasked using the FBI’s “Confidential Human Sources Policy.”

    Roger Rieger – President/CEO
    InfraGard LA

    Last Known Addresses for Roger Rieger
    645 Pacific Ave Long Beach, CA 90802
    12440 E Imperial Highway St Long Beach, CA 90802

    Cherie Kono – Executive Director
    InfraGard LA

    Cherie J Kono, 32
    Related to
    Albert A Cua 49 Dennis A Kono ~31 Dennis A Kono 35 Keith K Kono Domingo M Legarda 61 Amelia A Kono 61

    Cherie Jean Kono
    1342 N Detroit ST #301 Los Angeles, CA 90046
    (323) 672-8323

    Cherie Jean Kono
    5505 Halison ST Torrance, CA 90503
    (310) 542-0347

    Board Members:
    Roger Rieger – President/CEO
    InfraGard LA
    Shawnee Critides – Exec. Vice President
    So. Cal Edison (ret.)
    William Michael – Corporate Treasurer
    JPL NASA
    Phil Siegel – Corporate Secretary
    Northrop Grumman
    Cheryl Santor – Board Member
    Metropolitan Water District of So. Cal. (ret.)
    Chuck Baley – Board Member
    Farmers Insurance Group

    Infragard.org is a national organization. They are funded and controlled by the FBI. After they are established, they solicit donations from companies. The FBI assigns an agent to each of the Infragard offices. They have 66,000 members in the United States. This represents about half of the daily gangstalkers in the United States. Citizen Corps (DHS) and Neighborhood Watch also have significant member-stalkers. See their websites.
    https://www.ready.gov/citizen-corpshttps:/
    /www.nnw.org/

    The paranoid idiots at Infragard, believe that a terrorist is hiding behind every tree, and under every rock. The FBI cultivates this type of paranoid thinking, because it justifies a bigger budget every year. And it allows the FBI to avoid FOIA requests about the activity.

    Their supposed goal is to protect infrastructure. But you can’t accomplish “protection” by having meetings and talking about protection. You have to surveil someone – and that’s grossly illegal. There are stalking laws in every state. Where do they get the names from? – The FBI and the Fusion Center give them names and addresses from the FBI’s illegal Watchlist. Judge Anthony Trenga declared the Watchlist as Unconstitutional, because the FBI could not provide a shred of evidence, that someone was a “known or suspected terrorist.” This is how the patsies at Infragard are duped into performing the dirty work for the FBI.

    The Watchlist is not a list of terrorists. Most of the names on it are “Non-Investigative Subjects” (NIS). We can deduce that the FBI is a criminal organization, just like Ted Gunderson (former FBI Chief) and Geral Sosbee (former FBI agent – http://sosbeeVFBI.com/ ) have repeatedly stated.

    “The CIA and FBI are behind most, if not all terrorism.”
    – Ted Gunderson, former FBI Chief

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