Repeated Notifications to Members of Congress of
Major High-Level Criminal Activities

When former federal air safety agent Rodney Stich repeatedly encountered cover-ups when seeking to provide information and evidence of corruption relating to a series of fatal airline crashes (and other areas of corrupt activities) to members of Congress and federal judges, that fell within their area of responsibilities, he exercised rights provided by federal statutes. He filed lawsuits against several of the Senate and House members, and federal judges, seeking a court order  requiring them to perform a mandatory duty and to halt their obstruction of justice conduct.

To understand the gravity of the issues, Stich was a federal air safety inspector when he first started contacting members of Congress. He had been assigned the primary responsibility for correcting the conditions that caused the worst series of airline crashes in the nation's history. Many crashes, and many deaths, occurred in his area of direct federal air safety responsibilities as a result of the deep-seated corruption and other problems. The corruption and the resulting crashes—and deaths—continued to occur as the checks and balances engaged in obstructing justice.

In later years, as dozens of former intelligence and law enforcement personnel provided Stich with information and documentation of high-level corruption in other areas, Stich again and again notified members of Congress, only to encounter the same cover-up that enabled to continue not only the corruption, but the serious consequences.

Lawsuits Based Upon Cover-Up Of
Continuing High-Level Corruption

The lawsuits were based partly under the federal crime reporting statute that requires anyone knowing of a federal crime to report it to a federal court. Members of Congress were repeatedly engaging in obstruction of justice as they covered up for crimes against the United States. In criminal law, people are accomplices, and guilty, if they know of a criminal act and fail to report it to proper authorities and also to take efforts within their capability to halt their continuation. And there are endless numbers of accomplices that are complicit in these crimes and enablers of the consequences.

Goal of Lawsuits Against Members of Congress

The consequences of their cover-ups would continue for years, as the systemic corruption continued to spread, helped by their cover-ups. In one day's déjà vu consequences 3,000 people died. Mineta was the head of a government agency responsible for, would you believe, aviation safety! And Biden would be responsible for, would you believe, an investigation into the conditions that had a major role in the 3,000 deaths.


Federal Lawsuit in District of Columbia

Two lawsuits were filed against members of the U.S. Senate and House. These members named as defendants in the lawsuit filed in the District of Columbia (No. 89-0170 SS) included Senators Edward Kennedy, Strom Thurmond, Ernest Hollings, Albert Gore, Pete Wilson; Representatives Joseph Biden, Jack Brooks, John Conyers, Harley Staggers, and Henry Gonzalez. (Biden would later become vice president of the United States.)


Similar Lawsuit at Reno, Nevada

Another lawsuit was filed in the United States district court at Reno, Nevada (No. 89-85), in which one of the defendants was California representative Norman Mineta, who was on the House aviation committee and who would in 2001 be head of a major aviation department naming (plus defendants Senator Alan Cranston, and Representatives George Miller, Fortney Stark, Don Edwards, and Daniel Lundgren.

The lawsuit filed in Reno (February 10, 1989, had as one of the defendants, Norman Mineta. His earlier cover-ups when former federal aviation safety agent Rodney Stich several times made him aware of the corruption and related crashes helped continue the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to hijack four airliners on 9/11. After 9/11, believe it or not, the Bush administration placed Mineta in charge of aviation safety matters where his conduct could continue the harm he made possible by his earlier conduct.

One of the reasons for filing similar lawsuits in different courts was due to the (a) emergency nature of the charges, and (b) the repeated dismissal of the lawsuits by different federal judges. The multiple filings increased the chances of having one of the filings escape immediate dismissal.

Lawsuit filed against certain members of Congress in the federal courts at Reno, Nevada on March 14, 1989. (Adobe PDF)

Motion by Senator Cranston to dismiss, March 28, 1989. (Adobe PDF)

Supplemental motion to dismiss by Senator Cranston, April 4, 1989. (Adobe PDF)

Motion by Representative Mineta to dismiss, April 10, 1989. (Adobe PDF)

Stich's opposition to motion to dismiss, April 10, 1989.  (MS Word) (Adobe PDF) xxx

Motion to dismiss by Representative Mineta. February 10, 1989. (Adobe PDF)

Dismissal order.

The lawsuit filed in Reno (February 10, 1989, had as one of the defendants, Norman Mineta. His earlier cover-ups when former federal aviation safety agent Rodney Stich several times made him aware of the corruption and related crashes helped continue the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to hijack four airliners on 9/11. After 9/11, believe it or not, the Bush administration placed Mineta in charge of aviation safety matters as secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation—over the FAA—where his conduct could continue the harm he made possible by his earlier conduct. Mineta was head of that department when the easily preventable hijackings occurred. Hijackings were occurring worldwide for decades and there were easy ways to stop them, including removing cockpit door keys from cabin flight attendants; keeping the doors locked during flight; and making the doors more secure. He also served as Chairman of the National Civil Aviation Review Commission, which sought to improve air safety while reducing the congestion in America's airports.

One of the reasons for filing similar lawsuits in different courts was due to the (a) emergency nature of the charges, and (b) the repeated dismissal of the lawsuits by different federal judges. The multiple filings increased the chances of having one of the filings escape immediate dismissal.


Defendant Members of Congress
Did Not Deny Charges

Lawsuit filed in the federal courts at Washington, D.C. (Adobe PDF)  In response to the filing of these actions, the Senate legal counsel filed a motion to dismiss the complaint on February 27, 1989. The motion to dismiss admitted that the defendant senators and representatives knew of my charges; knew of the consequences in air tragedies and the harms inflicted upon me. They did not deny the relationship between the misconduct and the deaths in the air tragedies Stich listed or the actions taken to silence him. Nor did they deny that they failed to take any actions to prevent the criminal and wrongful acts. Under federal pleading practice, any allegation in the complaint that is not denied is deemed admitted as true.

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(d): Effect of Failure to Deny. Averments in a pleading to which a responsive pleading is required, other than those as to the amount of damages, are admitted when not denied in the responsive pleading. Averments in a pleading to which no responsive pleading is required or permitted shall be taken as denied or avoided. 

In response to the filing of these actions, the Senate legal counsel filed a motion to dismiss the complaint on February 27, 1989. The motion to dismiss admitted that the defendant senators and representatives knew of Stich's charges; knew of the consequences in air tragedies and the harms inflicted upon Stich. They did not deny the relationship between the misconduct and the deaths in the air tragedies listed in that lawsuit. They did not deny that they failed to take any actions to investigate the charges. Under federal pleading practice, the allegation in the complaint that are not denied are deemed admitted as true.

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(d): Effect of Failure to Deny. Averments in a pleading to which a responsive pleading is required, other than those as to the amount of damages, are admitted when not denied in the responsive pleading. Averments in a pleading to which no responsive pleading is required or permitted shall be taken as denied or avoided. 

March 29, 1989, dismissal order by Sporkin former legal counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

April 4, 1989 motion to dismiss.


Defendants Claimed Immunity for Covering Up
For Ongoing Crimes Against the United States

After these admissions, they then argued that they were immune from the consequences of their acts under the Speech or Debate Clause of the United States Constitution. To put this response in perspective, picture an air disaster scene in which the crash and deaths were related to misconduct that they could have prevented. They were washing their hands of any guilt. Pictures of people leaping to their deaths from the World Trade Center, from two air disasters that would never have happened if they had exercised their responsibilities, provides an inkling of the consequences arising from their felony cover-ups. 

Their response had serious implications. No longer could these members of the Senate and House argue they did not know of Stich's allegations or of the corruption related to a series of continuing air tragedies. All they could now argue was that regardless of their inactions, which made possible many of the deaths described within these pages, they could not be sued. The defendants' motion to dismiss stated in part:

This suit is barred by the Speech or Debate Clause, Art. I, sec. 6, cl. 1, of the Constitution, and (2) the complaint fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. 

Stich opposed the motion to dismiss by stating case law showing that the Speech or Debate Clause only related to actions taken on the floor of the Senate and House relating to passage or non-passage of legislation. Stich cited case law that held the clause did not protect illegal or unconstitutional conduct. Stich also argued controlling law that prohibited dismissal of lawsuits that state federal causes of action, and that the allegations in the complaint must be accepted as true for the purpose of opposing dismissals. Further, that the court had a responsibility to receive the information of the criminal activities and to consider an order requiring the defendants to perform their legal duties. The law that was cited included:

Miller v. Transamerican Press, 709 F.2d 524 (9th Cir. 1983); Kilbourn v. Thompson, 103 U.S. 168, 204 (1881); Eastland v. United States Servicemen's Fund 421 U.S. 491, 502. (1975).


Motion to Destroy the Lawsuit Records

 A copy of part of the Court of Appeals order follows:  

United States Court of Appeals
      For the District of Columbia
      ____________ 

 No. 89-5163
      __________ 
    Rodney F. Stich 

Appellant 
      v. 
      Edward Kennedy, et al., 
Appellees 
      __________

On Appeal From the United States District Court
      For the District of Columbia
      __________ 
Motion of Senate Appellees For Summary Affirmance 


The six Senators  named as defendants in this action, Edward M. Kennedy, Strom Thurmond, Ernest F. Hollings, Albert Gore, Jr., Pete Wilson, and Joseph R. Biden, Jr., move for summary affirmance of the district court's order of May 8, 1989 (Tab A), dismissing the amended complaint in this case with prejudice.

Statement

The plaintiff has had a longstanding grievance against the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") and the National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB"), which he has pursued through substantial prior litigation. In this lawsuit plaintiff alleges a "conspiracy" between the FAA and United Airlines "to violate federal air safety requirements, and obstruct government inspectors ("FAA inspectors") reporting and correction of the air safety felonies and misconduct which made possible the major air safety misconduct and numerous fatal crashes. Complaint, par. 9, at 5. He asserts that the "misconduct" of the NTSB "played a causative role in several other major airline disasters." Id., at 5. His grievances extend to members of the California courts, id., Par. 18, at 8, and federal judiciaries, id., par 22-26, at 9-12.

Plaintiff alleges that the congressional defendants "have responsibilities and the power to prevent and aid in the prevention, of violations of these rights and privileges which were inflicted against plaintiff." Id., par 6, at 3. He states that he "notified members of the Senate and the House of the constitutional violations, and submitted petitions under the First Amendment and other safeguards for relief." Id., § 27, at 12. He asserts that "defendants misused their positions of trust and power, refusing to provide the relief to prevent the violation of rights and privileges suffered by plaintiff," id., par 34, at 14, and that the defendants "actually joined the conspiracy by remaining silent," id., par 36, at 14.

In a Memorandum Opinion filed on March 29, 1989, (Tab B), the district court dismissed plaintiff's complaint with prejudice. The court first held that the suit was barred by the Speech or Debate Clause, Article I, section 6, clause 1, of the Constitution, because "[t]he acts and omissions complained of by the plaintiff clearly fall within the legitimate legislative sphere protected by the Speech or Debate Clause." Memorandum Opinion at 3. The court also held that the action failed to state a claim under the First Amendment upon which relief can be granted under Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6), because "[w]hile the plaintiff's right to petition  Congress is guaranteed by the First Amendment, a member of Congress is not required to 'listen or respond to individuals' communications on public issues.' Minnesota State Board for Community Colleges v. Knight, 465 U.S. 271, 285 (1984)." Memorandum Opinion at 3.

Shortly before the court's dismissal of the action, plaintiff [Stich] filed a "first amended complaint." Like the original complaint, the amended complaint alleged a conspiracy between the airline industry and the government's air safety regulatory bodies, Amended Complaint, par 3, at 3, and asserted that, notwithstanding his notification to the congressional defendants, id., par 35, at 17, they failed to act to prevent the violations, id, par 4, at 4, and "actually joined the conspiracy by remaining silent," id., par 42, at 19. On April 6, 1989, plaintiff moved to alter or amend the order dismissing his first complaint, pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 59(e), and on May 8, 1989, the court reaffirmed its earlier judgment and dismissed the amended complaint with prejudice. Plaintiff filed a timely notice of appeal from the district court's May 8, 1989 order on May 19, 1989.


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Nature of Consequences of the High-Level Corruption
And History of Congressional Cover-Ups

As a result of the widespread corruption in overt and covert government operations, the systemic cover-ups that treat high-level corruption as the "third-rail," and the retaliation against whistleblowers, great American tragedies have repeatedly occurred, and will continue to occur.

Sampling of Early Consequences

   

          

 

   

TWA Flight  800

U.S. Embassy Bombings

9/11 Easily-Preventable Multiple Hijackings

   

These few examples of the horrors associated with airline disasters enabled to occur by documented corruption withheld from the American people. The standard culture of cover-ups in the United States enabled the corruption, cover-ups, to mutate into different areas. In the aviation area, although the continuing series of airline disasters eventually came to a halt for other reasons, the culture continued, and enabled to occur a number of easily preventable airline disasters. The inbred culture created the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to easily hijack four airliners within a few hours of each other and kill nearly 3,000 people.

One of Over 200 Victims Choosing This Way to Die—
Made Possible by Many Enablers in United States

Consequences of Corruption, Cover-Ups, And
Retaliation Felonies Not Limited to Aviation

There were many other forms of victims from the systemic high-level corruption. These included for instance victims of the:

  • Department of Justice prosecutorial misconduct, people being falsely charges with crimes in order to improve the prosecutors' career.

  • The explosion of violent crime related to drug smuggling into the United States, in which CIA assets were major players.

  • Series of financial frauds appearing every few years, with the latest housing and financial implosions surfacing in 2008.

  • Seizure of assets from innocent people.

  • And many other forms.

These offenses are described in the books written by insiders.

Corruption of the Type Described at this site does not occur in a vacuum. High-level corruption in one area is simply one tentacle of a widespread culture of corruption. And the consequences of that corruption−and the endemic cover-ups−have consequences in other areas. The culture of corruption affects the people and the nation in many other ways, That includes the latest series of financial frauds that has occurred in the housing and financial sectors. Also, the effect of the endemic corruption and endemic cover-ups−major parts of the culture in the United States−that enablers successful terrorist attacks upon U.S. interests.

Harm to People Overseas From Culture Of
High-Level Corruption and Lies in the United States

In addition to the decades of harm resulting from the systemic corruption of key people and groups in the U.S. government, affecting aviation safety, financial, human rights, in the United States, there is the harm from outside sources brought about by the actions of U.S. politicians affecting people in other countries—such as the history of invading and killing foreigners—there are the successful "terrorist" attacks made possible by high-level corruption, and then there are the foreigners who are also victims from the same high-level corruption that adversely affects the American, but in a different form.

Remains of a girl—about the age of the 9-year-old Killed in Tucson in January 2011.

In criminal law, people are accomplices, and guilty, if they know of a criminal act and fail to report it to proper authorities and also to take efforts within their capability to halt their continuation. And there are endless numbers of accomplices that are complicit in these crimes and enablers of the consequences.

Suggestion to people outside the United States. Become familiar with the documented systemic corruption in the United States and show the outrage lacking of people in the United States, and:

  • Help expose the endemic corruption that seem to be acceptable to the American people, and maybe wake them up.

  • Help to protect yourselves against the decades of ham inflicted upon people of other countries by the actions of U.S. politicianssupported by much of the American public. Examples:

    • Serial lying by U.S. politicians to use as a pretense to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, killing tens of thousands of innocent people.

    • U.S. politicians shifting enabling blame from their own corrupt actions that encouraged and enabled four groups of terrorists to simultaneously hijack four airliners, and shift the blame to the people of Iraq and Afghanistanwith the help of a dumbed-down American public that is mostly too lazy to learn the truth.


Books for Serious People by Serious Professionals

   

   

   

     

   

   

All of the books are available at amazon.com, in print and on the Kindle, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Rodney Stich

Sampling of early books reviews

Sampling of complimentary letters/faxes to author/activist Rodney Stich.

More information about these books by clicking here.

Thanks to the Very Few Who Care Enough

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