June 17, 1996
3801 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530
Kenneth W. Starr, Esq.
Trustee, The American University
655 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
RE: Presidential Security Threat
Dear Mr. Starr:
The enclosed computer disc contains documentation for your general information in your capacity as trustee of The American University.
Attorney managers of my former employer, the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, have filed sworn statements with the District of Columbia Department of Human Rights that my belief that I was a victim of job discrimination and harassment while I was employed at the firm in the capacity of a legal assistant, during the period June 13, 1988 to October 29, 1991, was the product of a pathological mental process (prominent in the psychotic disorders) that is associated with a risk of violent conduct.
Further, my former direct supervisor at Akin Gump advised her employees at the time of my job termination, on October 29, 1991, that I might have been disposed to commit a homicidal attack on the firm. The firm arranged to have that supervisor’s office suite secured against a possible homicidal attack in the period after my termination.
During my tenure, in August 1989, an Akin Gump co-worker stated to me: “We’re all afraid of you. We’re all afraid you’re going to buy a gun, bring it in and shoot everybody.”
I have been under investigation by the U.S. Secret Service as a potential security threat to President and Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. I was interrogated by Special Agents at the Washington Field Office of the U.S. Secret Service on two occasions in regard to fears that I might pose a risk of harm to the President and Mrs. Clinton: in December 1994 and again in February 1996.
During the period August 1983 to December 1994 I was a student at The Washington College of Law of The American University, where I attained the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the field of international trade law.
If The American University has any information that I engaged in any violent conduct or that I brought firearms or weapons of any kind onto the campus of The American University during my tenure, I request that you so advise the Office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia in connection with the enclosed declaration, dated April 25, 1995.
Federal law enforcement authorities, particularly the U.S. Secret Service, will want to know whether The American University can provide any evidence that I ever threatened the President of the United States during my tenure.
I know that you will appreciate the seriousness of this matter, and will review the matter thoroughly with law school Dean Claudio Grossman, who was one of my instructors at the law school. Incidentally, one of my instructors at the law school is an Akin Gump partner, Patrick F.J. Macrory.
I have forwarded a body of documents pertinent to this matter to the U.S. Department of Justice (Criminal Division: John C. Keeney, Jr., Assistant Attorney General) as well as the U.S. Secret Service (Philip C. Leadroot, Special Agent), and the Office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia (Eric H. Holder, Jr.).
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Weapons Statement 4/24/95 - U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney - 9/22/95
Secret Service 2/20/96
Secret Service 5/20/96
Brief - Freedman v. DHR
[The above enclosures were contained on a computer disc in Brother word processor format. In all likelihood, Mr. Starr would have been unable to access the documents. Perhaps, he forwarded the disc on to federal law enforcement, however. Mr. Starr did not reply to this letter; in fact, he has replied to none of the letters I have sent him.]