Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is suing her late husband’s estate.
Feinstein, the oldest member of Congress who won’t let go of her Senate seat until the Democrats pry it from her hands, claims she’s being denied payments for “significant” medical bills.
Feinstein, 90, was born in 1933 and has been in the Senate representing California for nearly 31 years.
Her lawyers wrote in the filing, “The purported trustees have refused to make distributions to reimburse Sen. Feinstein´s medical expenses.”
Trustees for the fund said they were “perplexed” by the lawsuit and that they have never denied any disbursement for the 90-year-old Feinstein.
Steven P. Braccini, an attorney for trustees said: ‘My clients are perplexed by this filing.
“Richard Blum’s trust has never denied any disbursement to Sen. Feinstein, let alone for medical expenses.
“While my clients are deeply concerned, we all remain hopeful that this is simply a misunderstanding that can be quickly resolved.
“We have not been presented with any evidence showing that Katherine Feinstein has power of attorney for her mother.
“Nor has Katherine made it clear, either in this filing or directly to my clients, why a sitting United States senator would require someone to have power of attorney over her.”
Diane Feinstein returned to Senate two months ago.
Feinstein, 89 years old, has some of the most unusual trades in Congress, over her thirty year career.
In that time, her net worth sky rocketed to over $200 million.
On July 4th, let’s look back at her trading career: pic.twitter.com/QCPHhMqmRe
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) July 4, 2023
According to The Daily Mail:
Despite Blum’s intent to provide for his wife’s welfare after his death ‘the purported trustees have refused to make distributions to reimburse Sen. Feinstein´s medical expenses,’ they claimed in the filing.
Additionally, they said ‘purported trustees’ Mark R. Klein and Marc Scholvinck were not appointed in compliance with the terms of the trust.
The senator wants to appoint her daughter to manage the fund, which they asked the court to confirm.
Katherine Feinstein is Blum’s stepdaughter.