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Title: Missing Files Motivated the Leak of Michael Cohen’s Financial Records
Source: The New Yorker
URL Source: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news ... chael-cohens-financial-records
Published: May 16, 2018
Author: Ronan Farrow
Post Date: 2018-05-18 07:38:01 by Jameson
Keywords: Follow, The, Money
Views: 1092
Comments: 78

Last week, several news outlets obtained financial records showing that Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, had used a shell company to receive payments from various firms with business before the Trump Administration. In the days since, there has been much speculation about who leaked the confidential documents, and the Treasury Department’s inspector general has launched a probe to find the source. That source, a law-enforcement official, is speaking publicly for the first time, to The New Yorker, to explain the motivation: the official had grown alarmed after being unable to find two important reports on Cohen’s financial activity in a government database. The official, worried that the information was being withheld from law enforcement, released the remaining documents.

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What of the missing SARs? From whom did the additional $3 Million come?

Who gave the order to remove the SARs from the database?

For a law-enforcement agent to risk everything to expose this coverup speaks to the seriousness of the matter and suggests that the leaker may have shared even more details with Avenatti.

Cohen is in deep shit.

What will he be willing to do to save his ass?

We know the answer......

Over / Under on Cohen rolling over on SH45: 90 Days

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#18. To: Jameson, Vicomte13, misterwhite (#0)

Who gave the order to remove the SARs from the database?

I see reporting now that the Cohen records are not missing at all from the database. Some official gave an order to segregate all the Cohen records in the Treasury system so not just anyone could get hold of them. Closing the barn door after the horse escaped, it seems. But there may be more records that didn't get leaked to Avenatti yet so it makes some sense.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-18   13:46:05 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#21. To: Tooconservative (#18)

Some official gave an order to segregate all the Cohen records in the Treasury system

I hadn't yet seen this news - source?

Jameson  posted on  2018-05-18   14:31:48 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#24. To: Jameson (#21)

There were reports about a week ago, not very widely covered. Maybe Stormy was on the libmedia shows flashing her boobs again so they didn't have time to cover it.

Notice they are just lifting links and quotes to far better known sources.

Political Wire: Cohen’s Financial Records Are Not Missing

“Records pertaining to the financial activities of President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen are not missing from a government database; rather Treasury Department officials have taken the highly unusual step of restricting access to them even from certain law enforcement agencies,” BuzzFeed News reports.

“The New Yorker reported that a law enforcement official — worried the information about Cohen’s banking records had been removed from government databases and therefore might be covered up — had admitted to leaking some of what was still accessible.”

If I have the timeline correct, that little bitch who leaked a few records to the press because he was so worried about records disappearing is even more guilty than it would first appear.

They can nail him to the wall for this if Snoozy Jeff at DOJ wants to. Mnuchin is likely to insist on it.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-18   15:34:31 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#29. To: Tooconservative (#24)

“Records pertaining to the financial activities of President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen are not missing from a government database; rather Treasury Department officials have taken the highly unusual step of restricting access to them even from certain law enforcement agencies,”

Good news!

Perhaps the prosecutor already has the SARs.....

Jameson  posted on  2018-05-19   11:42:17 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#30. To: Jameson (#29) (Edited)

Perhaps the prosecutor already has the SARs.....

They had them all along. They restricted them, fearing some little bitch would leak them.

And then she did.

I hope they throw the book at her.

"Gee, your honor, I thought maybe a crime was being covered up even if it wasn't so I felt entitled to commit a more serious crime of invading financial privacy while holding a position of trust. Was that so wrong?"

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-19   11:50:35 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#31. To: Tooconservative (#30)

I hope they throw the book at her.

I don't care about "her" (the leaker)

Throw the book at Cohen

Jameson  posted on  2018-05-19   12:10:52 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#32. To: Jameson, A K A Stone (#31)

I don't care about "her" (the leaker)

Throw the book at Cohen

Sure, anyone is entitled to commit any crime to try to prosecute Cohen, who may have done nothing illegal at all. Or those records might have nothing to do with criminal activity.

But, no, you hate Trump and anyone can commit any crime they want, as long as they say, "I wuz just trying to convict that Orange Hitler who stole our WH".

What a hack.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-19   12:15:17 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#33. To: Tooconservative (#32)

anyone can commit any crime they want,

Your words, not mine.

I said, "I don't care about 'her'"

Do you not care about president dip-shit's personal attorney selling access and influence to OUR government?

Jameson  posted on  2018-05-19   12:26:30 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#34. To: Jameson (#33) (Edited)

Do you not care about president dip-shit's personal attorney selling access and influence to OUR government?

I think they will bring the same charges against him, regardless of this inconsequential leak of some of his confidential financial records.

I'd laugh if Cohen walked away scot-free and this little bitch got 5 years in prison. And then he sued her for defamation and she had to pay him all her earnings for the rest of her life.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-19   12:58:03 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#35. To: Tooconservative (#34)

I'd laugh if Cohen walked away scot-free

So, you don't care that Cohen was selling access to our government.

sickening.

Jameson  posted on  2018-05-19   13:08:09 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#40. To: Jameson (#35) (Edited)

So, you don't care that Cohen was selling access to our government.

sickening.

I don't.

I WOULD care if we had a consistent set of laws, and had already imprisoned the Clintons, Obama, Terri Macauliffe, the Bushes, and a whole freak parade of influence peddlers over the years. I care so much I'd like to see all of them broken, stripped of their wealth and imprisoned.

So yes, I care.

But the care has been burnt out of me by reality. All of those criminals walk Scot-free, and hypocrites like you don't care. You just want to get my guy, Trump. So actually, no, I DON'T care anymore. The government is corrupt and unsalvageable. Influence peddling is the name of the game. The Clintons literally killed people. When I say I would like Trump to act like the Clintons I mean that - I think they are killers- they use their power and influence to literally kill off their opponents, which is why nobody dares oppose them. I really believe that. And I would like to see Trump behave exactly like the Clintons - SO MANY car accidents, suicides, Vince Fosters. It's just that now MY GUY would be murdering his political opponents, like the Clintons do.

BECAUSE we turned a blind eye to the Clintons when they did it, I am now eager to see MY GUY start killing off the hateworthy scum who seek to destroy him.

This is what happens when one side plays violent and vicious for so long. Folks decide that the game can't be won because the rules are broken, so they go violent. You've heard my comments on the Civil War before - because slavery was so evil, and the country was unable to fix it legally, I'm GLAD that we had a civil war that killed a million people to end it. It strikes me as JUSTICE. Same with the firebombing of Dresden and the nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Once one side gets SO evil that they destroy lives and trample on them, they arouse my hatred and I want to see them dead.

Trump should fire Mueller and Rosenstein and Sessions now, and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate them, Obama and the Clintons. If they can be brought to justice under our system, that would be great.

Truth is, our system is so rotten with corruption I don't really believe that justice is possible under it. I don't really think I care anymore. I didn't used to hate the opposition, but I have come to see them as a mortal enemy.

So when I see you in their ranks, firing bullets at my guy, willfully oblivious to the utter hypocrisy of it all.

Well, that's why civil wars happen. No, I don't care if my guy breaks the law and murders people. I DID care, but the CLintons did it, and the Bushes did it. And OBama does it. Now my guy is in charge, and I hope HE does it, to YOUR guys this time. Because that's the way the game is played, until the civil war cleanses the palate.

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Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-19   14:29:03 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#43. To: Vicomte13 (#40) (Edited)

"...The Clintons literally killed people..."

Not you too? Now you are a true believer in the "clinton body count"???

- Wait, so the Clintons killed people, multiple people, and "everyone" knows it but "everyone" is terrified so they keep their hands in their pockets and their mouths shut.....

Listen, I'm serious about this, you should gather up a "posse" of flamers from this chat-room, rent a bus, drive to Arizona and team-up with Arpiaio and bring those wrong-doers to justice. I'm sure stone would be up for a "road-trip"!

I think you all owe it to your country.......

Jameson  posted on  2018-05-21   12:38:36 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#46. To: Jameson (#43)

Now you are a true believer in the "clinton body count"???

Yes, I do think that the people around the Clintons have killed people.

I know that Bill Clinton is a rapist and a serial sexual harasser, and got away with it. I know that Bill and Hillary engaged in an international bribery scheme that brought them hundreds of millions of dollars, and got away with it. I know that the FBI bent over backwards to exonerate Hillary Clinton despite the fact she had a server in her house full of classified information.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-21   13:02:13 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#48. To: Vicomte13 (#46) (Edited)

I know that Bill Clinton is a rapist and a serial sexual harasser, and got away with it. I know that Bill and Hillary engaged in an international bribery scheme that brought them hundreds of millions of dollars, and got away with it. I know that the FBI bent over backwards to exonerate Hillary Clinton despite the fact she had a server in her house full of classified information.

We could discuss at length the relative plausibility of these things that you know, and we could also draw some parallels with the actions of your president....

But, that doesn't prove that the clintons were directly responsible for killing anyone. I do not believe that "everyone is terrified of them".

Personally I have no use for either clinton, and if they committed crimes, I would be pleased to see them properly punished.

Jameson  posted on  2018-05-21   13:11:10 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#49. To: Jameson (#48)

But, that doesn't prove

Proves it to me. Just as the aspects of Trump prove to you various things about him.

Politics is a dirty, corrupt business, but in the end we have to have a government. I care what that government DOES much more than I care about the moral deficiencies of the people who pull its levers.

There are key policies that Trump has pushed that are contrary to what any Democrat wants, and that are also contrary to what the traditional Republicans want. Trump is more like Perot than he is like Reagan or either of the Bushes. And I agreed with Perot more than I agreed with Reagan, either Bush or any of the Democrats.

I want Trump to succeed because he advances my agenda. Every Democrat who closed ranks around the corrupt Clintons and power-abusing Kenyan-born Obama, and every Republican who closed ranks around the Bushes, did so for the same reason: they wanted certain POLICIES out of those men and their party, and they were willing to tolerate and overlook that abuses of morality and of law in order to, in the main, get what they wanted.

I'm no different, no more moral, and no less. When those guys morally grandstand, I just laugh - the hypocrisy is palpable.

I don't take the high moral ground regarding Trump. He's an immoral guy in a lot of ways. I simply don't CARE. He is rapidly and massively de- regulating the country, and that is FAR, FAR more important to me than any aspect of his personal character. Deregulation saves the whole economy trillions, over time, and that saves lives. Controlling the border saves lives directly, and saves lives indirectly, by saving jobs and preserving families. Making peace in Korea and establishing better relations with Russia will save money and lives.

Who is going to do those things? ANY Democrat? No. Any of the major Republicans? No.

So I want Trump in power. And if he is dishonest, corrupt, a tax evader and criminal? Same old same old. That's how politicians are. If he is getting done the big things that need to get done, then I want him protected and unfettered. This is why our Presidents cannot be prosecuted even for crimes. They have to be impeached and removed first. Running the country in crisis is more important than literally ANY law. If the President shoots some official through the head during a national crisis, he cannot be - and must not be - arrested, because national survival in the immediate term is more important than law enforcement, and more important than obtaining immediate justice for the life of one man.

Impeach him and remove him, or wait until his term in office is over, then prosecute him. But when he's doing what I want him to do, leave him alone to get it done.

Clinton was doing a lot of things I didn't like, some I did. But he was President. I thought that impeaching him for lying over a consensual blowjob was absurd, and so did the bulk of the American people. We were right about that. And we're right about Trump. Leave him be. He has a job to do.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-21   13:41:38 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#50. To: Vicomte13, Jameson (#49)

I haven't seen more info about the SARs leaker yet. I did find a paragraph on penalties for leaking SAR documents.

DailyBeast: "SARs contain warnings not to disseminate, Sheil added. If convicted for disclosing a SAR, someone could face a maximum five years behind bars and/or a $250,000 fine."

They're making it sound like more info was included to Avenatti than just SAR info. Some experienced people in the field think it was someone from the southern district of NY (SDNY) US attorney's office. But who does Avenatti have contacts with at SDNY?

“I think somebody from the SDNY is leaking,” said Robert Barnes, a Las Vegas-based trial attorney who’s taken Avenatti to task on Twitter. “The degree to which Avenatti had details implicates them badly.” Barnes pointed out that Avenatti was reportedly spotted dining with former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in late March. He added that Cohen could potentially sue Avenatti for invasion of privacy by illegal disclosure of banking information.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-22   11:04:44 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#53. To: Tooconservative (#50)

"...“I think somebody from the SDNY is leaking,” said Robert Barnes..."

Barnes pointed out that Avenatti was reportedly spotted dining with former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in late March.

He added that Cohen could potentially sue Avenatti for invasion of privacy by illegal disclosure of banking information.

Classic fakenews....

Start with speculation by a "credible" source....implicate the target by name....connect the dots by mentioning that your target "reportedly" had dinner with Avenatti.........and remind the low-information reader that a lawsuit is possible......

Classic

Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime in NYC - may be running for Attorney General of New York...

Jameson  posted on  2018-05-22   12:15:53 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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#54. To: Jameson (#53)

Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime in NYC - may be running for Attorney General of New York...

Yeah, we know those NY AGs never do anything wrong, do they?

LOLAYDA.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-22 12:26:38 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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