Monday, June 16, 2014

Letter to US Marshals Service: Akin Gump's Unusual Interest in my Blog

July 3, 2014
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apartment 136
Washington, DC  20008

xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
Deputy Marshal
U.S. Marshals Service
U.S. District Court
3rd & Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC  20001

RE: Akin Gump's Unusual Interest in my Blog -- Concern with Public Embarrassment

Dear Mr. xxxxxxxxxx:

This will elaborate a statement I made in my earlier letter to you dated February 14, 2014 re:  More Specific Response to Interview Question (copy attached).

The earlier letter states:  "In November 2009 I noticed by way of the service statcounter.com, which discloses the individuals and organizations that visit my blog, that someone at the U.S. Department of Justice was reading my blog every day. I noticed in particular that on the Friday following Thanksgiving 2009 someone at the DOJ read my blog all morning, from about 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. I advised my then treating psychiatrist Abas Jama, MD (St. Elizabeths Hospital) in the fall of 2009 that someone with a Justice Department IP address was reading my blog every day.  I also noticed that that DOJ searcher was coordinating his searches with someone with a Covington & Burling IP address.  Judge xxxxx's husband, xxxxx, Esq. was at that time a Covington & Burling partner.  DOJ interest in my blog throughout the late fall of 2009 was further motivation for me to continue my blog devoted to matters related to my job termination."

It is my recollection that in November 2009 -- and I state this under penalty of 18 U.S.C. Section 1001 -- at the same time that someone at the DOJ began to log onto my blog (My Daily Struggles) regularly, my former employer, the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, also began to log onto the blog every day, sometimes several times a day.  I would describe Akin Gump's interest in my blog as "obsessive."   The obsessive nature of Akin Gump's interest in my blog is suggested by statcounter.com data from March and May 2010 (copy attached).  I had the subjective feeling in the fall of 2009 that something serious was afoot, as evidenced by my statements to my then treating psychiatrist (Abas Jama, MD), before I could even have known of USMS interest in my blog.

On October 30, 1991 Akin Gump senior counsel Dennis M. Race, Esq. admitted to me in a telephone conversation that the firm had a concern about the issue of public embarrassment and specifically threatened to withhold its approval of government benefits to me if I wrote anything that embarrassed the firm.  See record on appeal at 454, Freedman v. D.C. Dept. Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-861 (Sept. 1, 1998). 

Coincidentally, it was rumored in the year 1998 that Akin Gump senior counsel Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq., attempted to buy the silence of a witness in a criminal matter.   Baer, S. "Jordan denies buying silence; Lewinsky job search wasn't bid to keep her quiet, he says."  THE BALTIMORE SUN, March 6, 1998.


Sincerely,


Gary Freedman

4 comments:

Gary Freedman said...

http://dailstrug.blogspot.com/2011/01/akin-gump-record-on-appeal-firms.html

Gary Freedman said...

statcounter.com data

http://dailstrug.blogspot.com/2011/01/doj-interview-prior-perceptions-that.html

Gary Freedman said...

In the fall 2009 I noted the following routine occurrence. When I mentioned someone on my blog, that person would log onto my blog some time later. It was clear that someone reading my blog regularly was contacting people I mentioned in the blog:

http://dailstrug.blogspot.com/2009/11/theyre-watching-me.html

Gary Freedman said...

In the fall 2009 I noted the following routine occurrence. When I mentioned someone on my blog, that person would log onto my blog some time later. It was clear that someone reading my blog regularly was contacting people I mentioned in the blog:

http://dailstrug.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-wonder-if-dan-rather-made-any-calls.html