Remember how I’ve been pointing out for years that the New York Times news section often buries the most interesting facts in the second half of an article? Well, today’s Russian spy story doesn’t even mention the most interesting aspect of this story:
Dr. Jamie Lee Henry, an internist at Fort Bragg, and Dr. Anna Gabrielian gave confidential medical records to an undercover F.B.I. agent who posed as a Russian agent, prosecutors said.
By Michael Levenson
Sept. 29, 2022, 5:42 p.m. ET
A Maryland doctor and her spouse, a U.S. Army doctor, were arrested on Thursday and charged with plotting to give the Russian government medical records of members of the American military, believing that the information could be exploited by the Kremlin, federal prosecutors said.
The couple, Dr. Anna Gabrielian, a Baltimore anesthesiologist, and Dr. Jamie Lee Henry, an Army major and staff internist at Fort Bragg, were indicted after they met several times with an undercover F.B.I. agent who they believed was working for the Russian Embassy, prosecutors said.
At a hotel in Baltimore on Aug. 17, Dr. Gabrielian told the agent 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,” the indictment stated.
Dr. Henry told the agent that, “My point of view is until the United States actually declares war against Russia, I’m able to help as much as I want. At that point, I’ll have some ethical issues I have to work through,” the indictment stated. …
A week later, at a hotel in Gaithersburg, Md., Dr. Gabrielian gave the agent medical information on the spouse of an employee of the Office of Naval Intelligence, and highlighted an issue in the records that “Russia could exploit,” as well as the medical records of an Air Force veteran, the indictment stated.
Dr. Henry gave the agent the medical records of at least five patients at Fort Bragg, including a retired Army officer, a Defense Department employee and the spouse of an Army veteran, the indictment stated. …
An Army spokesman referred questions about the case to the Justice Department, but confirmed that Dr. Henry entered active duty service in May 2007, is currently assigned to Fort Bragg as a staff internist and has no combat deployments.
During the Aug. 17 meeting at the Baltimore hotel, Dr. Henry told the agent that he looked into joining the Russian Army after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, but Russia wanted people with “combat experience” and he did not have any, the indictment stated. [Bold added by me.]
This is the first use of a pronoun for Dr. Henry.
And that’s more or less it for the article which dribbles on a little longer without mentioning that Dr. Henry has been a public figure for seven years, much less why.
And here’s the only photo illustrating the NYT article, a stock footage shot of something or other at Fort Bragg:
In contrast, from the Daily Mail:
REVEALED: Johns Hopkin doctor told her trans Army officer wife to stop being a ‘coward’ and to ‘work through’ her ‘ethical issues’ to hand over medical information on senior military officers to Russians, indictment shows
Major Jamie Lee Henry, the Army’s first trans officer, and Dr. Anna Gabrielian were indicted for trying to give secret records to the Russian government …
By RONNY REYES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 11:54 EDT, 29 September 2022 | UPDATED: 15:58 EDT, 29 September 2022
Unlike the New York Times, the Daily Mail uses “her” as Dr. Henry’s pronoun. Isn’t that a no-no at the NYT? But I guess being transphobic with pronouns is better than disturbing the serene worldview of NYT subscribers by informing them that one of these alleged traitors for Russia is a sacred transwoman.
It’s not that Dr. Henry’s story was unknown to the press. From Buzzfeed seven years ago:
The First Out Transgender Active-Duty U.S. Army Officer: “My Story Is Not Unique”
Last month, the Army granted the request of Jamie Lee Henry, a military doctor, to officially change her name and gender. “People say, ‘Is this a choice?’ The choice is being healthy or sick. I can continue living a sick life, or I can live a healthy life.”
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on June 8, 2015 at 7:47 pm