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Whistleblower Leaked Damning Cohen Financial Documents Because They Were Disappearing From Government Financial Crimes Database

5 days ago   |   By Slate

A recent string of disclosures about payments made to bank accounts linked to Michael Cohen and his shell company, Essential Consultants, used to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels, raised a host of new legal questions for the longtime personal lawyer to Donald Trump. Namely, did payments made to Cohen by companies with something to gain from the federal government, like Novartis and AT&T, amount to thinly veiled bribes? Then there was the question: how did this information become public? Was it federal investigators? The Mueller team? Someone related to the Stormy Daniels case?
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The man who leaked Michael Cohen's financial info did so because other information on Trump's lawyer mysteriously disappeared

The man who leaked Michael Cohen's financial info did so because other information on Trump's lawyer mysteriously disappeared

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A whistleblower who leaked financial documents related to Michael Cohen did so because files about Cohen were missing from a government database.
That revelation came via a New Yorker interview published on Wednesday, in which the whistleblower, a career law-enforcement official, claimed two missing Suspicious-Activity Reports indicate Cohen pulled down millions more dollars through his shell company than originally reported last week.
That shell company is Essential Consultants, LLC, which Cohen set up in October 2016 to issue a $130,000 payment as part of a nondisclosure agreement with...
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