Jeffs sends letter to president demanding to be released

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

SAN ANGELO, Texas – Sources tell 3TV’s Mike Watkiss that incarcerated polygamist prophet Warren Steed Jeffs issued a proclamation from behind bars.

Jeffs wrote and sent a letter to President Barack Obama, members of his Cabinet and members of the U.S. Congress demanding he be released from jail.

In the letter, Jeffs also reportedly asked that the government back off members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or God’s wrath will be brought down on them.

Jeffs recently kicked dozens of prominent men out of the FLDS church. Among those who were asked to leave the church was well-respected and longtime Hildale, Utah, Mayor David Zitting.

Sources said he made the power play after being trasferred to a Texas jail from Utah where he now has access to a phone.

Jeffs is awaiting trial on child sex crimes charges. His trial is scheduled to begin in July.

Read the entire letter Jeffs sent to President Barack Obama.