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A Letter to Congress: Rein in the DOJ, FBI and intelligence agencies

To Each Member of Congress, 

The below authorities are submitted for your consideration as to your power and obligation of oversight of the Executive Branch. More specifically, the DOJ and the Intelligence Agencies have no authority to reject your constitutional power of oversight. If it is necessary you can cite them for contempt. Additionally, you can prosecute violations of the following laws as felonies, punishable by fines and imprisonment up to ten/five years, or both. Without question, you have this power; and, the people have the right to call on you to use your power as necessary to protect our Constitutional Republic. The DOJ and Intelligence Agencies are not autonomous entities. It is high time to rein them in.

18 USC §1503. Influencing or injuring officer or juror generally

(a) Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, endeavors to influence, intimidate, or impede any grand or petit juror, or officer in or of any court of the United States, or officer who may be serving at any examination or other proceeding before any United States magistrate judge or other committing magistrate, in the discharge of his duty, or injures any such grand or petit juror in his person or property on account of any verdict or indictment assented to by him, or on account of his being or having been such juror, or injures any such officer, magistrate judge, or other committing magistrate in his person or property on account of the performance of his official duties, or corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b). If the offense under this section occurs in connection with a trial of a criminal case, and the act in violation of this section involves the threat of physical force or physical force, the maximum term of imprisonment which may be imposed for the offense shall be the higher of that otherwise provided by law or the maximum term that could have been imposed for any offense charged in such case.

(b) The punishment for an offense under this section is-

(1) in the case of a killing, the punishment provided in sections 1111 and 1112;

(2) in the case of an attempted killing, or a case in which the offense was committed against a petit juror and in which a class A or B felony was charged, imprisonment for not more than 20 years, a fine under this title, or both; and

(3) in any other case, imprisonment for not more than 10 years, a fine under this title, or both.

(Bold emphasis added.)

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 769 ; Pub. L. 97–291, §4(c), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1253 ; Pub. L. 103–322, title VI, §60016, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1974 , 2147; Pub. L. 104–214, §1(3), Oct. 1, 1996, 110 Stat. 3017 .)

18 USC §1505. Obstruction of proceedings before departments, agencies, and committees

Whoever, with intent to avoid, evade, prevent, or obstruct compliance, in whole or in part, with any civil investigative demand duly and properly made under the Antitrust Civil Process Act, willfully withholds, misrepresents, removes from any place, conceals, covers up, destroys, mutilates, alters, or by other means falsifies any documentary material, answers to written interrogatories, or oral testimony, which is the subject of such demand; or attempts to do so or solicits another to do so; or

Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law under which any pending proceeding is being had before any department or agency of the United States, or the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress-

Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.
(Bold emphasis added.)

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 770 ; Pub. L. 87–664, §6(a), Sept. 19, 1962, 76 Stat. 551 ; Pub. L. 91–452, title IX, §903, Oct. 15, 1970, 84 Stat. 947 ; Pub. L. 94–435, title I, §105, Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1389 ; Pub. L. 97–291, §4(d), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1253 ; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147 ; Pub. L. 108–458, title VI, §6703(a), Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3766 .)

Case law that you may find pertinent:

“A conspiracy with or among public officials not to perform their official duty to enforce criminal laws is an obstruction of justice and an indictable offense at common law. (People v. Tenerowicz, 266 Mich. 276 (1934)” (Lorenson v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County (1950) 5 Cal.2d 49, 59-60.) Note that Tenerowicz has been cited by federal appellate courts: Hemans v. United States, 163 F.2D 228, 233 (6CCA 1947); United States v. Perlstein, 126 F.2D 789, [3] (3CCA 1942).

Respectfully submitted on December 7, 2017.

John Lucas
45858 Highway 58
Buttonwillow, CA 93206


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  1. Thank you for the research , as our elected officials have forgotten their job description and who pays their exorbitant wages and perks. They have gotten out of hand. It seems as if only the corrupt able are allowed to play as when they have a sufficient amount of dirt apply ed they further in power. So easy to manipulate once they play the game. Time for us to take back our rights and expose the dirt for what it is. Let them ask for mercy or hide forever on their own dime. I’m sick of the dirtier leading the dirty , then telling us how it will be to suit their needs not ours. Thank you again

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