OIS Cases FileGate-Exhibits-19
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Date Created:August 16, 1999
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DECLARATl Demris Scu.limbtene, wish rtta.ke the following stat: was 23wyear veteran Special Agent the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI). For the 1ast years ofmy FBI career (1985-1996). was assigned The White House where performed background checks White House personnel was first detailed The 'White House 1980. thus worked ill The White House during separate administrations Carter, Reagan, Bu.sh, and Clinton.. was the senior FBI Special Agent the Whlte House when the Clinto:n Administration commenced.. March, 1993 report (Ex.bibit hereto) memorializes interview conducted with Wbite House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum, part ofa background check Craig Llvingstoc.e, Director the Office Perso:onel Security (OPS). The report states pertinea.t part: TI10 following inV'estigation was conducted SAM. Dennis Sculimbrene regarding DAVID C:RAIG LIVINGSTONE 3/l -3/99 ... BERNARD NUSSBAUM, Col the President, advised tba.t has known the ap:poiute for the period time that has been employed the new strati.on. had come highly recommended him HILLA.RY CLINTON. who has known his mother for longer period tim.e.. Th.is report "insert" con.sistcmt witb. standard practice accurately reflecting and reporting upon investigative interviews official FBI reports. Following FBI procedures, which prohibit agents from maintaining notes :interviews (ifthe iafoon was not derogatety) for more then ninety days, did not maintain handwritten. notes ofmy interview with Nussbaum. Because potentially conflicting information was lJlcovered du.ring the course Uvingstone's background investigation, was req,uired FBI proced.mes interview Livingstone several times. During the couxse one these interviews, Craig Livingstone told ofa personal connection between himself, bis mother, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Contemporaneous notes from 1993 desk calendar corroborate and tefl.ect Livingstone's account his relationship H.illmy Clinton. The purpose making thls note was i;idvl:s supervisor. Aftet< completing Craig Livingstone's backgrouncl check, Associato W'hite House Counsel William B'.. Kennedy ill called his office discuss Livingstone. Kennedy indicated his personal concerns with Liv:ingstone and asked for opinion :regarding Livingstone's continued employment offered opiilion, albeit hesitatingly because obligations did not include making recommendations. told Kennedy that Jackie Dinwiddie, wh.o had been Director the White House Office PorsoimBl Security during the Carter Administration (then knoVD. the Securlzy Office), was interested Livingstone's position. Kennedy inferred that was "stuck" with Craig Livingstone Ditector OPS. inferred. tb.a11frs. Clinton wanted Livingstone for the position. early Marc 1993. WilliamH. Kennedy) David Watki!ls (Director White House Mallagement and Administtati.on) and Jeff Eller (Deputy Wbite House Comm:unicati.ons Ditector) attempted question aboutthe backgrounds and political views oftlie staff the White House Travel Office. Because the Privacy Act prohibited from revealing information about specific persons advised Kennedy, Eller, and Watkins that, based upon memory previous background investigations, was not aware any derogatoi:y :information about any persons employed the White House Travel Office. notified supervisor about being questioned Kennedy, Eller and Watkins. suggested supervisor that The Clinton White House was looking for excuse :fire the Travel Office emplo,ees and that the FBI would "used" provide excuse. Travt!!l Office employees wc:te :fired May 19, 1993. had been long-standing policy t'hat FBI agents detailed The White House intcracc routinely with OPS personnel. Beginning with the Reagan Adm-lnistration., also .bad mail box OPS, where would receive copies requests for FBI background investigations sought: OPS. This procedure avoided lJl:mecessary inve$tiga.tions sought OPS. May, 1993 was advised that th.e long-standing Wbite House policy providing with 11courlesy" copies requests for FBI background. files was ended and that was avoid liaison activity \1th OPS. mail box OPS was longer used. The practice ofproviding with copies OPS requests for FBI background files would not resumed until late fall-early winter 1994. During the time from May, 1993 late :fu.llearly winter, 1994 understand that hundreds FBI files were improperly requested The Clinton White House. standsrd prior procedure had been followed, would have been infuoned, through documents least, that the FBI files fo:rmer Reagan and Bush staffers and others were being improperly requested during this time period. During Craig Liv:ll:lgsrone tenure OPS director, particularly during the first year. there were instances when observed the OPS office unoccupied and the door its vault. which contained FBI files and other con:fidential government information, wide open. During Livhi.gstone tenure OPS Director, oompl.ain.ed supervisors about the management OPS, delays the c:leaxance process for White House employees and tbe fact that many persons including employees, were being given access The Wltite House complex without proper passes. IO. Itestifietl truthfully Billy Ray Dale's "Travelgate" t:dalin November, 1995-a trial whic.h resulted with Mr. Dale being acquitted. Part testiro.ony detailed how, after the Travelgate co:o.troVe:rs)' had broken, had witnessed unknown individuals the Tra.vel Office going through files and tbrov.ing items away, some which appeared official documents. 11. Shortly before testified the Dale Trial, White House Presidential Pasonnel requested that submit name candidate for Inspector General ofVts Adrninistratioo.. wune was officially submitted. Shortly after testified Defense witness for Billy Dale, former director ofthe White House Ttavel Offi.c:L?, was ad.vised. that was longer viable candidate. Furthe.ll'D.ore, became the subject investigation ofthe Federal Bureau Investigation's BX) Office Professional Responsibility lnquiry (OPR) based one anonymous letter which was officially discredited. was emotioa.ally distraught that had take two weeks sick leave because emotional reaction this unwarranted and baseless investigation. 12. When returned, attempted informal discussion with new supervisor. requested that informal asoJ:table accommodations granted October 1994 when returned work after skull fracture in.January 1994 continued a.t thattimo, the ti.me the infonna.l discussion with new supervisor (in April, 1996), still suffered from cognitive and physical deficits. Yet the consequence oftbis conversation vros not the continuance the infomlal reasonable accommodation for mecllcal condition, but the rem.oval all work assignm.ents, April 24, 1996. 13. Press reports were leaked about testimonywith the U.S. Senate Judici21l)' Committee, late June, 1996. One the questions asked pertained assignment the time. aru!Wered truthfully that bad none. The FBI had .not assigned any work since April. After testimony, they attpted assign work that conflicted with tb.e recommendation their own psycho ogist 14. June 28, 1996, White House Pas$ was 3.!1.Celed, without written reason, although requested such. supervisor the ti.me verbally advised that pass was being revoked for own safety and because presence ''made the '.F.irst Fm:nily uncomfortable." would note that request The White House for backgrolllld reinvestie;atton redin myself was made after was removed from The White House. have otb.er explanation for the events that have wi.to.essed and been subjected other than retaliation for testimony the Dale: Trial and unwillingness truthful testimony that, among other things, links FiISt Lady Hillary Clinton the biring Craig Livingstone and Filegate. 16. July 16, 1996 two FBI agents arrived roy home. The FB1 agents began question about the threcyea:r ..old insert (Exhibit memorializing interv.icwwith Bemard Nussbaum. During t.b.e course ofthe interview, the .FBI agents as'kcd approximately thirty times had any notes three--year-old interview with Bernard Ntlssbaum. repeatedly informed them that had not maintained these notes1 per FBI procedures. 17. Al.so during the course ofthe interview: the FBI agents repeatedly told that President Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clin.ton and fonner White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum. had contradicted three-year-old insert (Exhibit 1). The FBI agents pltted crcdJbility aga.in.clt the credibility President Clinton.. Hillary R.odham. Clinton and White House Counsel Bem.ard Nussbaum approximately four ti.mes. While the stated purpose the interview was "clarify.. certain Ls.sues, efforut provide clarification were rebuffed the FBI agents. 'Ba.sad on. their actions and experience law enforcement officer, fclt the FBI agents were sent home and attempted intimidate me. 18. Based ex.:pe.cience FBI agenr, and on. considerable training sec1.lrity :matters, considered vi.elation established law and procedure remove individual's FBI back.it'Ound file, summaries, raw data from government premises. declare under penalty ofperjury ths..t the forogoing true and correct. -11-,._, -. - -.. : w"