The following is the text of a letter I mailed to former Republican Senator John Warner in the year 1997. Mr. Warner now practices at the D.C. law firm of Hogan and Hartson, where he served as managing partner prior to his election to the Senate in 1978. Mr. Warner at one time was an assistant U.S. attorney, and is, presumably, sensitive to law enforcement issues. I had been employed as a temporary paralegal at Hogan and Hartson from mid-September 1985 to late February 1988.
The letter I sent to Senator Warner contains numerous disturbing references, of law enforcement concern. One wonders why Senator Warner did not refer this letter to the U.S. Capital Police for investigation. I was never contacted by law enforcement about this letter.
On Friday August 7, 1998 I provided a floppy disc to S.A. Steven Horan of the Threat Assessment Section, U.S. Capital Police, that contained the text of this letter. I do not know whether S.A. Horan ever read the letter. He did not contact me about it.
John Warner used to be married to the actress Elizabeth Taylor who has been a client of Hogan and Hartson:
July 1, 1997
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530
Hon. John W. Warner
Office of Senate
225 Russell Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510-4601
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 Senator Warner:
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"). 1/ 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) ([name of Superior Court judge redacted at the implicit direction of the U.S. Department of Justice, January 15, 2010]). 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 believe that you are a close friend of television journalist Barbara Walters. I further believe that there is a remote possibility that Akin Gump's attorney managers have communicated with Barbara Walters about me. If any such communications did occur Barbara Walters 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 Barbara Walters 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 Barbara Walters include Earl L. Segal, Robert S. Strauss, Malcolm Lassman, or Laurence J. Hoffman (managing partner), among others.
Incidentally, I believe that Barbara Walters' former husband, Lee Guber, and I graduated from the same high school in Philadelphia: Central High School. Coincidentally, Lee Guber's former business partner, Edward Felbin (Frank Ford), is married to the current District Attorney of Philadelphia, the Hon. Lynne M. Abraham.
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.
1/ In the period immediately prior to my employment at Akin Gump, I was employed as a temporary legal assistant at the Senator's old law firm, Hogan and Hartson.