Army’s first open transgender officer/doctor indicted for trying to pass sensitive medical data to Russia

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Baltimore, MD: An indictment by a federal grand jury has just been returned for the U.S Army’s first openly transgendered officer, Maj. Jamie Lee Henry, for allegedly attempting to conspire with Russian authorities to pass over sensitive medical documents that could aid in the fight against Ukraine.

Now she will be known for another incredible fact.

The spouse Anna Gabrielian, 36, and her husband, Jamie Lee Henry, 39, from Rockville, Maryland are being accused of meeting who they believed to be a Russian government official in the hopes that they could be of assistance to the Russian government.

They allegedly claimed their access to military and healthcare information could ‘be of use’ to the Russian aggression towards Ukraine.

Army's first open transgender officer/doctor indicted for trying to pass sensitive medical data to Russia
Screenshot of public information of the indictment, gov. website.

Bu their plans fell through.

The indictment of the married couple was returned September 28th and they were arrested on the 29th.

According to a column covered by Breaking911.com, it wrote:

“As stated in the indictment, Gabrielian is an anesthesiologist and worked at Medical Institution 1, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Henry, a Major in the United States Army, who held a Secret-level security clearance, is Gabrielian’s husband and a doctor.”

The column continued:

“During the time of the alleged conspiracy, Henry worked as a staff internist stationed at Fort Bragg, the home of the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps, headquarters of the United States Army Special Operations Command, and the Womack Army Medical Center.”

According to the indictment, the meetings were alleged to have started on or around August 17, 2022. It began when Gabrielian attempted to contact the Russian embassy via email and phone to offer her services.

Army's first open transgender officer/doctor indicted for trying to pass sensitive medical data to Russia
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Her only progress was however, that she came across the wrong individual. Gabrielian and Henry thought they were meeting a Russian official, but instead met with an undercover (UC) agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The couple allegedly believed they could provide Individually Identifying Health Information (or IIHI), which could in turn, help the Russian government. They intended on handing out medical information from individuals associated with the United States government and from the military, with the purpose of providing exploitable information to Russia.

The allegations of espionage-like activity are reminiscent of the Cold War era during its peak in the 1950’s.

But their efforts fell short.

Gabrielian was the leading effort to aid Russia and tried to protect her spouse from officially getting involved. Gabrielian knew the risks but was willing to follow through on her intentions despite understanding what could happen.

Army's first open transgender officer/doctor indicted for trying to pass sensitive medical data to Russia
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According to the column, it stated:

“Gabrielian told the UC that, although Henry knew of Gabrielian’s interaction with the Russian Embassy, she never mentioned Henry’s name to the Russian Embassy. Gabrielian wanted to make sure Henry could deny any knowledge of her actions.”

The column continued:

“On August 17, 2022, Gabrielian met with the UC at a hotel in Baltimore. During that meeting, Gabrielian told the UC she was motivated by patriotism toward Russia to provide any assistance she could to Russia, even if it meant being fired or going to jail. Gabrielian proposed potential cover stories for meeting the UC and stressed the need for ‘plausible deniability’ in the event she was confronted by American authorities about meeting with the UC.”

Gabrielian allegedly tried to provide a cover for Henry. She also told the UC that Henry was in a critical position to provide far more valuable information to the Russians.

Part of Henry’s contribution as a military doctor would include how the U.S. military establishes and conducts hospital operations in a combat environment. The couple allegedly believed that could help Russia continue and improve their hostile acts on the frontlines of the Ukrainian invasion.

It was also alleged that Henry could provide useful information regarding how the United States military provided training to the Ukrainian military.

Army's first open transgender officer/doctor indicted for trying to pass sensitive medical data to Russia
Members of the US military have skills that no others possess. This group makes sure that doesn’t get overlooked. (Texas.gov)

Once Gabrielian introduced Henry to the UC, the involvement increased and more true intentions were exposed.

According to the column:

“During the meeting, Henry explained to the UC he was committed to assisting Russia and had looked into volunteering to join the Russian Army after the conflict in Ukraine began, but Russia wanted people with ‘combat experience’ and he did not have any.”

The column continued:

“Henry further stated, ‘the way I am viewing what is going on in Ukraine now, is that the United States is using Ukrainians as a proxy for their own hatred toward Russia.’”

The couple met with the UC several more times to provide information and medical documents.

One of the documents contained medical information for the spouse of an employee from the Office of Naval intelligence. The other medical documents contained multiple veterans’ information, which could also be exploited, according to the couple, the indictment alleges.

The couple face years in prison if convicted.

Army's first open transgender officer/doctor indicted for trying to pass sensitive medical data to Russia

Russia has been ankle-biters to America for decades.

Exclusive: Why the Russians started the war by targeting police stations (hint: divide and conquer)

Posted September 4, 2022

This isn’t widely known, but when the Russians invaded Ukraine, one of their first targets was law enforcement.

The invaders bombed police stations, destroyed police cars, and stole or destroyed communications equipment.

In addition, they did everything they could to degrade or destroy the ability of the police to communicate with each other or with their fellow citizens.     

In addition to emptying the prisons, the invaders stole or destroyed police databases.  The invaders’ goal was to get access to local criminals who could be pressured or bribed into cooperating with the new occupiers.

The invaders wanted–and got–information about local police officers, their families, former military members and any patriots who would form the basis of future resistance.

According to Stephen Komorek, CEO of API International Consulting Group, who recently visited Ukraine with me:

“Attacking law enforcement’s ability to fulfill its function of protecting people was carefully planned. The goal was to create fear within the Ukrainian people. A demoralized population is easier for the invader to control.”

Domestic Violence

Dealing with domestic violence as an example of how the invaders worked to undermine an essential police function. In the case of Ukraine, instances of domestic violence are skyrocketing.

According to the head of the Law Enforcement Training Center near the town of Demydiv, the stress of the war, including fear of sudden death, destruction of one’s home, painful inflation –all translate into skyrocketing rates of domestic violence.

As Komorek points out after visiting the bombed training center, “At a time when the ability to deal with domestic violence is most needed, the invaders saw to it that the police are least able to provide it.”

How It Was in the Past

Part of a Ukrainian police officer’s training used to include studying tactics to keep domestic violence from escalating.  The goal was to diffuse the situation and if possible, to enable the couple to continue with their domestic life.

International investigator, strategic consultant and philanthropist Stephen Komorek with Ukraine Regional Police after the bombing of the training center.
International investigator, strategic consultant and philanthropist Stephen Komorek with Ukraine Regional Police after the bombing of the training center.

In the past, three officers would try to respond to a domestic violence situation rapidly, ideally in less than 30 minutes.  Typically, one officer would be assigned to protect the victim and remove the person under threat from danger.

The other two officers were there, if necessary, to subdue the abuser.

The officers, on their way to the scene of the violence, would be getting radio reports with background information on the individuals they are about to confront. The officers would know if, let’s say, a guy is armed or has a criminal record.

In the training for these situations, the police would practice both their moves and their dialogue, and they’d do it in a special set of rooms that are a mockup of a typical Ukrainian apartment.

There’s the “receiving room,” which is something like a living room and another that might serve as a bedroom. There’s also a bathroom.

On arrival, the police don’t break down the door.  No, they knock politely. Their goal is to help cool down the situation.

Their first action, assuming it’s a woman who’s in danger, is to whisk her into the bathroom, which is typically adjacent to the receiving room.  The other two police are there to control the abuser, using as little force as possible.

The officers need to be prepared in case the abuser is intoxicated. Or he may be experiencing PTSD.

Worse, they also need to be prepared for the guy to have a gun or even a grenade. As Pavel Maraev, a volunteer for the Kyiv Regional Police explained to me:

“Weapons like these were not common prior to the invasion. A lot of these weapons were left behind when the invaders left.” 

How It Is Today

Police ability to respond to domestic violence has changed since the training center was bombed. The outer shell of the building still exists, but inside there’s nothing but rubble.

In its present state, there’s no possibility of doing any training. There’s no equipment left, no desks, no chairs, no lighting–nothing that would make anti-domestic violence training possible.

Today, in a domestic violence situation, in any area where the Russians invaded, victims are unlikely to be able to get police help.  The Ukrainian people face a tragically greater need for help with domestic violence, yet the ability of the police to respond to it has catastrophically diminished.

Komorek states, “That’s just the issue of domestic violence.  The damage to the functioning of society doesn’t end there. The invaders knew what they were doing, given that their goal was to traumatize, demoralize and weaken the population.”

Other consequences of destroying police stations:

  1. Criminals roam free, looting and assaulting as they please.
  2. Human traffickers have never had it so easy.
  3. Legal cases are destroyed because the records kept at the police station are now rubble.
  4. Most of all, with the protection function the police perform degraded, people feel even more unsafe. The psychological trauma of war is multiplied when the police function is degraded.

The War in Ukraine is a war for Ukraine’s survival.  Ukrainians don’t want to become a colony of what many see as the World’s Largest Empire.

The Russian invaders knew that the demoralization they could cause be attacking law enforcement could help them regain their Ukrainian colony.

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Mitzi Perdue, author and speaker, spent five days in Ukraine as the guest of General Andriy Nebytov, head of the Kyiv Regional Police. She’s the author of a biography of the Chicken Soup for the Soul guy, Mark Victor Hansen.

As a board member of the US based Philanthropic organization (501c3 pending) Ukrainian Law Enforcement, Education, and Training Working Group (ULET),  she’s seeking to organize support for Ukrainian police in an effort to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine.

Army's first open transgender officer/doctor indicted for trying to pass sensitive medical data to Russia

Russians are everywhere.

Is this what the raid was about? FBI official with hand in Trump-Russia investigation has his own ties to Russia

Posted September 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC- In yet another bombshell involving the FBI, the former head of counterintelligence at the FBI field office in New York City has been identified as having close ties with Russia.

That revelation comes after it had already been reported that Charles McGonical had extensive ties to the original Russia collusion scheme investigation that undermined the first three years of the Donald Trump presidency.

Fox News contributor Greg Jarrett, a licensed attorney reported on his website that McGonical has been subject of scrutiny for his own ties not only to Russia but to other foreign governments.

Jarrett cited a report from Business Insider, which published a lengthy report after having obtained internal court documents. The documents revealed that late in 2021, US attorneys secretly empaneled a grand jury tasked with examining McGonical’s conduct.

“The Justice Department declined to comment on what the grand jury was investigating or whether it remained ongoing.

But a witness subpoena obtained by Insider seems to indicate that the government, in part, was looking into McGonical’s business dealings with a top aide to Oleg Deripaska, the billionaire Russian oligarch who was at the center of allegations that Russia colluded with the Trump campaign to interfere in the 2016 election.”

That subpoena issued last November specifically asked for records on McGonical and his interactions with a  consulting firm, Spectrum Risk Solutions.

“A week after the subpoena was issued, a Soviet-born immigrant named Sergey Shestakov said in a separate filing that McGonical had helped him ‘facilitate’ an introduction between Spectrum and Deripaska’s aide.”

“The filing also states that McGonical helped introduce the aide to Kobre & Kim, a New York law firm that specializes in representing clients who are being investigated on suspicion of ‘fraud and misconduct.”

Business Insider reported:

The federal scrutiny of McGonical is especially striking given his work at the FBI. Before his retirement in 2018, McGonical led the WikiLeaks investigation into Chelsea Manning, busted Bill Clinton’s national security advisor Sandy Berger for removing classified material from a National Archives reading room, and led the search for a Chinese mole inside the CIA.

In 2016, when reports surfaced that Russia had hacked the email system of the Democratic National Committee, McGonical was serving as chief of the cybercrimes section at FBI headquarters in Washington.

In that capacity, he was one of the first officials to learn that a Trump campaign official had bragged that the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton, sparking the investigation known as Operation Crossfire Hurricane.

Later that year, FBI Director James Comey promoted McGonical to oversee counterintelligence operations in New York.

According to the witness subpoena, prosecutors are also looking into whether McGonical has ties to the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as any “payments or gifts” he was provided by the governments of Kosovo, Montenegro, and Albania.

Two sources told Insider that McGonical was close to Edi Rama, who has served as the prime minister of Albania since 2013.

According to an email reviewed by Insider, McGonical used his official FBI email account to try to arrange a meeting between Rama and an American firm the prime minister was thinking about hiring for an anti-corruption initiative. In the end, the FBI didn’t give McGonical approval fore the meeting and it never took place.

Business Insider noted that “while it wouldn’t necessarily have been illegal for McGonical to work on behalf of Deripaska, failing to disclose activities covered by the Foreign Agents Registration Act, such as lobbying and public relations, is punishable by a $250,000 fine and up to five years in prison.”

It should also be noted that in 2018, “Deripaska was sanctioned by the Treasury Department…for acting as an agent for the Kremlin, and has been accused of ordering the murder of a businessman.”

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