Protecting the Powerful

The Federal Protective Service is responsible for security in federal buildings across the United States. Its budget is tight, and the ABC television affiliate in Phoenix did an investigation that found that many important federal buildings in Arizona and other Western states have never been inspected or assessed by FPS.
There is one building, though, where FPS has spent a great deal of time: Dianne Feinstein’s $16 million house in San Francisco. In fact, Feinstein’s home has been classified as a Level 3 federal facility. Perhaps it’s only natural for the FPS to pay more attention to the security of Feinstein’s house than to major, public federal buildings: as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, she helps determine the agency’s budget.
You can watch the KNXV-TV report here. This is a still of Feinstein’s house:
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