Thursday, April 08, 2010

Federal Protective Service -- Letter 8/13/97

[corrected for typographical error]
August 13, 1997
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530

Jerry McGill, S.A.
Federal Protective Service
Southeast Federal Center
Building 74
3rd and M Streets, S.E.
Washington, DC 20407

Dear Mr. McGill:

This will confirm that we met at my apartment building on the morning of August 13, 1997 in regard to the concerns of USITC General Counsel Lyn Schlitt that were prompted by a letter I had forwarded to the General Counsel, dated July 9, 1997. The letter referred to concerns, expressly affirmed as genuine in pleadings filed in the D.C. Superior Court by D.C. Corporation Counsel Charles F.C. Ruff (now chief White House Counsel to President Clinton), that, in the view of my coworkers at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, I might have been armed and extremely dangerous.

I enclose for your additional information, a copy of a prior letter, dated June 24, 1996--one year ago--addressed to Lyn Schlitt, titled "RE: Presidential Security Threat," which refers to the concerns of Akin Gump's attorney managers that, as of the date of my termination, on October 29, 1991, I may have posed a risk of violence related to a psychiatric disturbance.

Lyn Schlitt did not contact me in regard to the prior letter, dated June 24, 1996 (which also enclosed a computer disk, a copy of which is enclosed herewith); I do not know whether Lyn Schlitt contacted anyone in regard to the letter, dated June 24, 1996.

Also enclosed is a letter, dated July 9, 1997, that I sent to Michael H. Stein, Esq., who served as the USITC'S general counsel during my internship at the agency, from January to June 1984.

Finally, I include a copy of a letter I received from U.S. Senator John Warner, dated July 8, 1997, in response to a letter [dated July 1, 1997] plus attachments that I had sent to the Senator; I enclose the attachments (a letter to chief White House Counsel Charles F.C. Ruff [dated June 7, 1997] and a letter to former FBI General Counsel Howard Shapiro [dated June 20, 1997].

The Federal Protective Service is advised: Any murder prosecution in which the defendant has an airtight insanity defense created by the President's own lawyer, and in which the president's own lawyer would be required to serve as a material witness for the defense (the alleged murderer), poses obvious problems.

I respect the decision of the Federal Protective Service not to investigate the concerns of my former coworkers--and affirmed as genuine by President Clinton's own lawyer, Charles F.C. Ruff, Esq.--that I might have been armed and dangerous during my employment at a law firm managed by one of the President's own friends.


Gary Freedman

cc: The Washington Times

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