July 1, 1997
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530
Mattioni, Mattioni, Mattioni, Ltd.
399 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
RE: Weapons Possession - Intent to Inflict Grievous Bodily Harm/Possible Intent to Commit Murder - D.C. Corporation Counsel Affirmation - Possible Concealment of State and/or Federal Weapons Law Violations
Dear Mr. Mattioni:
During the period March 1988 to October 1991 I was employed as a legal assistant in the Washington, DC office of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld ("Akin Gump"). Attorney managers at Akin Gump terminated my employment effective October 29, 1991 upon determining, in consultation with a psychiatrist, that a complaint of harassment I had lodged against several co-workers was attributable to a psychiatric symptom ("ideas of reference") prominent in the psychotic disorders and typically associated with a risk of violent behavior. See Freedman v. D.C. Dept. of Human Rights, D.C. Superior Court no. MPA 95-14 (final order issued June 10, 1996). In the period immediately after my job termination senior Akin Gump managers determined that it was advisable to secure the office of my direct supervisor against a possible homicidal assault, which it was feared I might commit.
In pleadings filed in the District of Columbia Superior Court, the District of Columbia Office of Corporation Counsel (Charles F.C. Ruff, Esq.) affirmed that Akin Gump personnel had geniune concerns that I might have had plans to procure firearms for an unlawful purpose and possessed the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm or commit murder. Mr. Ruff currently serves as chief White House Counsel to President Clinton (telephone no.: 202 456 1414).
I have been under investigation by the U.S. Secret Service as a potential security risk to President Clinton, and was interrogated at the Washington Field Office by Special Agent Philip C. Leadroot (202 435-5100) as recently as February 1996, about 16 months ago. Questioning by Mr. Leadroot centered on the issue of presidential assassination.
I became acquainted with Eva Bleich, Esq., a member of your firm, while attending Temple University; I graduated Temple in 1982, a year before Eva Bleich, who graduated in 1983. If I recall correctly, Eva Bleich's parents were holocaust survivors; her father was born in Berlin, and was deceased. Her mother resided in Florida. Her husband, Robert, also a lawyer, had a background in mathematics; she and her husband lived in New Hope. Eva Bleich wrote a paper on Comparable Worth for Female Workers in a course on Employment Discrimination taught by Professor Robert Reinstein, now Dean of Temple Law School.
I believe that there is a remote possibility that Akin Gump's attorney managers may have communicated with Eva Bleich in about 1991 to obtain background information about me in connection with my employment at Akin Gump.
If any such communications did occur, Eva Bleich may possess information pertinent to a criminal investigation conducted by the U.S. Secret Service during the period December 1994 to February 1995 relating to the security of the President of the United States.
I request that you counsel Eva Bleich to disclose to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (David M. Bowie, Supervisory Special Agent, Washington Field Office, 202 252 7801) any information concerning any communications she may have had with Akin Gump's attorney managers that may be pertinent to the above-referenced criminal investigation. Akin Gump attorneys who may have communicated with Eva Bleich include Earl L. Segal, Malcolm Lassman, or Laurence J. Hoffman (managing partner), among others.
Enclosed are some additional documents that provide background to the matters discussed in this letter.
Be advised: President Clinton's own lawyer, chief White House Counsel Charles F.C. Ruff, is talking real guns, real bullets, real brain tissue.
cc: Office of U.S. Attorney (Michael R. Stiles, Esq.)
Apparently, this letter passed muster with the Philadelphia U.S. Attorney, but USITC General Counsel Lyn Schlitt, Esq. sent the Federal Protective Service after me because I sent her a letter that referred to "real guns, real bullets, real brain tissue." Lyn Schlitt may know her international trade law, but she doesn't seem to know anything about the First Amendment.