The US Army’s first transgender officer has been accused of trying to pass medical information to Russians in a bid to help Vladamir Putin’s campaign in Ukraine.
A grand jury concluded that transgender Army Major Jamie Lee Henry and his wife Anna Gabrielian (still confused?) committed a conspiracy and unlawfully disclosed “individually identifiable health information.” The indictment was unsealed Thursday after the two were arrested.
breaking 911 provides some additional details.
BREAKING: First Openly Trans Army Officer Charged With Plot To Give US Military Medical Information To Russians To Aid War Against Ukraine – pic.twitter.com/AmJ6jMmEfr
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At approximately 8:10 pm that night, the indictment alleges that Gabrielian and Henry met with UC in the UC hotel room. During the meeting, Henry explained to UC that he was committed to helping Russia and had sought to volunteer to join the Russian military after the conflict in Ukraine began, but Russia wanted people with “combat experience” and he did not. had none. Henry further stated, “The way I see what is happening in Ukraine now is that the United States is using the Ukrainians as a proxy for their own hatred of Russia.” Henry and Gabrielian allegedly offered to provide UC with private medical records from the United States Army and Medical Institution 1 to help the Russian government. During the same meeting, Gabrielian demanded that if she was at significant risk of arrest, she wanted her and Henry’s children “to have a good flight to Turkey to go on vacation because I don’t want to end up in jail here with my children hostage on me.” Henry also indicated that he was concerned about passing a background check for his security clearance, telling UC, “I don’t want to know his name … because I also want plausible deniability. In a security clearance situation, they want to know names, people and all that.”
I’m not sure what the Russian connection was here, but Henry seemed very interested. He even went so far as to offer to join the Russian Army, though he was denied that opportunity due to lack of combat experience. Eventually he and his wife, who was a doctor at Johns Hopkins University, decided to try to provide information. John Hopkins has since cleaned its website of any mention of Gabrielian.
It is quite clear that Henry is not a man who is right, given that some of his plans were so haphazardly and fancifully concocted. Now, I’m going to say something crazy here, so you might want to sit down. Maybe, just maybe, the US military shouldn’t be affirming people who are clearly mentally ill.
I know, just saying that is grounds for cancellation, but that seems like a pretty low standard, doesn’t it? When someone is upset that you think they’re of the opposite sex and actively seeks to “change” their gender, maybe they shouldn’t have top-secret security clearances.
Regardless, the pair could face lengthy prison time for their plot, and they obviously should. Ironically, while originally celebrated, Henry being the first transgender officer in the US military is probably no longer something the transgender lobby takes credit for.