Wednesday, November 16, 2011

U.S. Secret Service: Love That Bob! (Part 1)

September 11, 1995
3801 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20008-4530

Philip C. Leadroot
Special Agent
U.S. Secret Service
Washington, DC  20036

Dear Mr. Leadroot:

Enclosed for your information are four documents that I collected during the period roughly contemporaneous with the determinations--made in late October 1991 by attorney managers and supervisory staff of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld--that I suffered from a paranoid mental disturbance that rendered me potentially violent and possibly armed and homicidal.

The documents relate to Robert S. Strauss, founding partner of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, who had been designated, in June 1991, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (Russia) by former President George Bush.

The enclosed documents comprise:

1.  USA Today, June 5, 1991, featuring story “Strauss’ Tough Task: Soviet Aid;”

2.  The Washington Post, June 5, 1991, featuring story “President Names Strauss to be Envoy to Moscow;”

3.  The New York Times, June 5, 1991, featuring stories “Bush Nominates a Top Democrat as Moscow Envoy” and “’The Ultimate Capitalist’ -- Robert Schwarz Strauss;” and

4.  The Washington Post Magazine, November 24, 1991 “Mr. Strauss Goes to Moscow.”

It may be  a matter of concern to the U.S. Secret Service that there may be a psychological parallel between my obsessive and paranoid preoccupation with Robert S. Strauss and John Hinckley’s obsessive preoccupation with the actress Jodie Foster.  You will recall that John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity of attempting to assassinate former President Ronald Reagan.  John Hinckley’s obsessive preoccupation with Jodie Foster was a prominent feature of the mental disturbance that was determined by the court to have vitiated John Hinckley’s criminal intent.

The George Washington University Medical Center has yet to prepare a simple written statement that I do not pose a risk of violence.

The determinations of representatives of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, the George Washington University Medical Center, and the Government of the District of Columbia (Department of Human Rights) relating in my case to psychiatric diagnoses of severe mental disturbance 1/, potential for violence 2/, plans to procure firearms or other deadly weapons 3/, possible homicidal tendencies 4/, a paranoid (psychotic) mental disturbance featuring delusions relating to Robert S. Strauss 5/, and propensity to lie about the nature and severity of my illness 6/ remain unmodified.

You may want to review with the Office of U.S. Attorney and the Federal Bureau of Investigation the advisability of the U.S. Department of Justice giving this matter the highest investigative priority.


Gary Freedman


1/  Jerry M. Wiener, M.D. (Past President American Psychiatric Association and Psychiatry Department Chairman),
Dimitrios Georgopoulos, M.D. (Chief Psychiatry Resident),
Suzanne M. Pitts, M.D. (former Chief Psychiatry Resident),
Daniel Tsao, M.D. (former Attending Physician),
Napoleon Cuenco, M.D. (assessing psychiatrist, and
William Fabian, Ph.D. (staff psychologist)

2/ Laurence J. Hoffman, Esq. (managing partner),
Dennis M. Race, Esq., and
Margie A. Utley (former Director, DC Dept. of Human Rights)

3/ Christine Robertson (acting under the apparent authority of
R. Bruce MacLean, Esq., Akin Gump Management Committee member), and
Stacey Schaar

4/ Christine Robertson (acting under the apparent authority of R. Bruce MacLean, Esq., Akin Gump Management Committee member), and
Stacey Schaar

5/ William Fabian, Ph.D.

6/  William Fabian, Ph.D. (with the approval of Jerry M. Wiener, M.D.: See Letter of Dr. Wiener's dated 10/4/94 refusing to modify the psychological test report prepared under Dr. Fabian's supervision, which test report includes the determination that I might have lied on psychological testing to conceal a delusional psychosis (relating to Robert S. Strauss))


Gary Freedman said...

August 19, 1993 [afternoon]: I meet with GW psych. department chairman, Dr. Jerry M. Wiener to discuss the letter of complaint that I plan to send to the D.C. Board of Medicine. (I thought that it was appropriate that I meet with a Board Certified Psychiatrist before sending the letter of complaint to the D.C. Board of Medicine, and I had first sought to meet with previous psychiatrist, Stanley R. Palombo, M.D. I learned, however, that Dr. Palombo would be away from his office until Monday August 23, 1993. It was upon learning that Dr. Palombo was unavailable that I arranged an appointment with Dr. Wiener). At my meeting with Dr. Wiener he advises that he has read the letter of complaint, a copy of which I submitted to him on August 17, 1993. He states that the letter is incontrovertible evidence of my paranoia, and that my paranoid preoccupations have crippled my life. He states that he declines to investigate the charges made in the letter of complaint to the D.C. Board of Medicine. Throughout the meeting, Dr. Wiener refers to the letter of complaint, copies of which I have forwarded to various parties, as symptomatic of severe psychopathology. Dr. Wiener refuses, however, to reduce to a writing his comments concerning my paranoid mental state that I could then submit to the U.S. Social Security Administration in connection with my disability claim; he reminds me that I had initially agreed that my meeting with him was in his capacity as Psychiatry Department Chairman and not as a psychiatrist conducting a consultation. We do not discuss Dr. Pitts or my current psychiatric treatment, per se, and Dr. Wiener makes no treatment recommendations, which is consistent with the agreed nature of the meeting.

Gary Freedman said...

GW's psychological test report (May 1994) states:

"Although both test results reflect a valid profile, care must be taken in interpreting the results, as Mr. Freedman had reported to Dr. Pitts about his tendency to deny certain statements pertaining to his persecutory beliefs on these tests. Thus, the salience of the severity of his symptoms may need to be modulated slightly upward."

Gary Freedman said...

Laurence Hoffman signed Akin Gump's Response to Interrogatories filed May 22, 1992 with the D.C. Department of Human Rights alleging that my mental health and potential for violence justified my job termination.

Gary Freedman said...

In February 1996 I asked S.A. Leadroot to schedule a forensic psychiatric examination by the USSS forensic consultant. S.A. Leadroot refused.