August 4, 2023

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Daughter Holds Power of Attorney in Family Finance Battle

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's daughter has been granted power of attorney, according to a new report.

Katherine Feinstein, 66, filed two lawsuits in the battle to oversee the estate of her 90-year-old mother.

"Katherine's first lawsuit on her mother's behalf relates to a California beach house owned by the senator's late husband, Richard Blum. The lawsuit argues that Feinstein is seeking to sell the house in order to raise funds for her ongoing medical treatments," Fox News reported.

"The second lawsuit challenges the appointment of two other trustees in Blum's estate: Michael Klein, a longtime lawyer for Blum, and Marc Scholvinck, a business partner of Blum's, according to The New York Times," it added.

"The senator has faced calls to resign from Congress because of persistent questions about her ability to fully serve as a senator. She missed nearly three months of congressional business in Washington after contracting shingles," Business Insider reported.

"She has also had multiple episodes where she appeared openly confused and unaware of what was taking place, including during a recent Senate Appropriations Committee hearing," it added.

The power of attorney is a concern for many voters who are questioning how the senator is giving up control of her own finances while leading the finances of the nation's taxpayers.

The legal change, however, does not always include taking over all financial matters for an individual, though it is an important step in estate planning.

The concerns continue to build as Feinstein winds down her decades in Washington and new challengers run in 2024.

Until then, questions are likely to continue over how much Feinstein can do in the Senate as calls for her immediate resignation continue.

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