The Feinstein Files

Byrne's investigative series on U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Research supported by a grant from the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute

DiFi Backlash

Byrne’s national exposé of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's conflict of interest has been selected as one of the 25 most underreported stories in 2006-2007 by Project Censored.

Senator Warbucks: Feinstein’s Iraq Conflict

Dianne Feinstein has been tapped to lead Congress on ethics reform, but scrutiny of her own ethics raises uncomfortable questions.

Daddy Kleinbucks

Founder of the nonprofit investigative Sunlight Foundation, Michael R. Klein has made some other curious choices.

Blum’s Plums

Was Senator Feinstein’s husband compromised in his interests with the UC Regents?

Feinstein Resigns

Sen. Feinstein resigns from MILCON. Perhaps it was media pressure, perhaps coincidence. Either way, should she abscond her responsibilities to the wounded?


The Bubble (Aug. 09, 2006)
Tracking Feinstein in her element on Capital Hill as she schmoozes with her fellow senators.

MIG Attack (Feb. 09, 2005)
How Feinstein interferes in Indian casino siting while her husband builds Indian casinos.

Hawk Tale (Feb. 02, 2005)
The firm of Feinstein, Condoleeza Rice, Blum, & Bush.

San Francisco International Airpork (Mar. 22, 2000)
This award-winning story caused the city of San Francisco to sue the general contractor.