Sketchy Porn Lawyer Accuses Wrong Michael Cohen Using Stolen Treasury Department Documents…

Michael Avenatti is the sketchy lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels.  Following a similar approach deployed by Fusion-GPS, in a rush to spread rumors and accusations Avenatti has pushed stolen documents from Treasury Department filings to his allies in the media.

The documents appear to come from frequently submitted bank filings and treasury notifications known as Currency Transaction Reports (CTR’s), and Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR’s).  SAR’s and CTR’s are compliance forms filed by organizations who engage in financial services.

Every organization from mortgage providers, to international financial institutions, to local U.S. main street banks, all the way to Western Union and convenience stores who generate money orders, are required to file CTR’s and SAR’s as part of the Treasury Department Banking Secretaries Act; a law requiring anyone engaged in financial services to assist government agencies in detecting and preventing money laundering.

At some point every person reading here has likely had a report filled out by a financial provider, submitting their details within a financial transaction, filed with the Treasury department. You never know about it, because it’s part of compliance reporting.

Somehow the sketchy lawyer for Stormy Daniels obtained a list of treasury filings attached to the name Michael Cohen; the same name as President Trump’s lawyer. It is likely someone within the Treasury Department, or the DOJ with search access to the Treasury Department, leaked this list to Michael Avenatti in an effort to assist his dubious motives.

Unfortunately, at least two of the people Avenatti is now accusing of scurrilous financial transactions are not the same Michael Cohen the dubious lawyer is seeking to attack.  One is a Canadian Michael Cohen, the other is an Israeli Michael Cohen; both have financial transactions in the United States.  The latter just sending his brother money.

This is what happens when you put names in search engines within government records.  There are always multiple people with the same name.  You might remember the wrong Michael Cohen was identified in the Steele Dossier as traveling to Prague, part of a similarly intended and motivated accusation.

The previous incorrect search result on ‘Cohen travel’, contained in the Clinton-Steele Dossier, likely came from unlawful FISA-702(17) “about” queries (opposition research) and was passed along from Fusion-GPS to Steele -laundered into an intelligence product- and later passed back to the FBI via the dossier.  Today’s incorrect search results likely came from a U.S. government agency with access to Treasury Department records.

The U.S. Treasury Department has now opened an internal Inspector General investigation to see if they can find out who accessed the records, conducted an unauthorized search under the search name “Michael Cohen”, and unlawfully passed the results to the porn star’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti.

WASHINGTON –  The Treasury Department’s inspector general is investigating whether confidential banking information related to a company controlled by President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen may have been leaked, a spokesman said.

Rich Delmar, counsel to the inspector general, said that in response to media reports the office is “inquiring into allegations” that Suspicious Activity Reports on Cohen’s banking transactions were “improperly disseminated.”

Detailed claims about Cohen’s banking history were made public Tuesday by Michael Avenatti, an attorney for Stormy Daniels, the adult-film star who was paid $130,000 by Cohen shortly before the 2016 election to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.

On Twitter, Avenatti circulated a dossier that purports to show that Cohen was hired last year by the U.S.-based affiliate of a Russian company owned by Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian business magnate who attended Trump’s inauguration and was recently subjected to sanctions by the U.S. government. The affiliate, New York investment firm Columbus Nova, confirmed the payment, saying it was for consulting on investments and other matters, but denied any involvement by Vekselberg. (read more)

As most people are now aware there are employees and contractors within the U.S. government now weaponizing their access to personal records in an effort to attack their political opposition.  This should not be a surprise….

President Obama unlocked the door to weaponizing government against ordinary citizens when his Attorney General Eric Holder and the Treasury Department, via the IRS, gathered lists of U.S. persons who donated to Tea Party groups.

Ms. Lois Lerner, an IRS Administrator with access to IRS records of groups who filed under 501c(3)(4), passed to the DOJ over 1 million names from the “Schedule B” filings of those groups.  The filings were contained in 21 CD-ROM’s the IRS gave to AG Eric Holder to generate the admitted “secret research project”.

The people and companies listed as contributing to Tea Party groups were then targeted by additional government agencies.   The IRS admitted to what took place and a class action lawsuit was quietly settled.  However, in doing this a Pandora’s box was opened.

The Obama approach of using government databases to research political opposition never stopped.  A similar outcome was later evidenced in the FISA-702(16)(17) admissions by the FBI and Department of Justice – National Security Division in 2016:

(LINK)

Agents, employees, private contractors, and entities within government agencies with political motives and agendas, how have the ability to weaponize information against people they consider their political opposition.

This was always the danger of allowing corrupt left-wing ideologues to have the ability to control the mechanics of government.  This is part of Obama’s “fundamental change” that people allowed in 2009 through 2017.

After eight years of access and promotion of the processes, there are now thousands of like-minded political ideologues within government that will abuse their access to data in an effort to assist their allies.   Leaking information has evolved into specific targeting as the process has become more refined and frequent.

The discovered conversations between Lisa Page (DOJ), Peter Strzok (FBI), and communications director Michael Kortan (FBI) leaking information to their allies in the media is simply an extension of this continued approach.  The connective tissue between the media who receive information and the political legal groups who use the information is becoming less and less opaque each day.

We see this in the relationship between the Clinton-DNC, Fusion-GPS, the intelligence apparatus and the media.  They were/are working in common cause.

We see this in names like Daniel Richman, the friend of FBI Director James Comey who received the Comey Memos; a friend who was granted access to the FBI database.

We also see this in names like Benjamin Wittes, the operator of the Lawfare Blog and group of like-minded allies, also friends of James Comey.  We see evidence of this weaponization and ideological alignment with FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker going to work for Lawfare Blog.

Corrupt government officials; corrupt intelligence officials; corrupt media officials; corrupt legal officials; and corrupt political officials, all connected as part of one larger apparatus with one ideological and political intent.

The use of the weaponized information by a porn star’s lawyer is a corrupt continuance, nothing more.

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486 Responses to Sketchy Porn Lawyer Accuses Wrong Michael Cohen Using Stolen Treasury Department Documents…

  1. G. Combs says:

    Bob Thoms says: “…The leaks need to stop. Didn’t our AG say he was going to do more to put an end to the leaking?”

    It certainly looks like He is working on it. Caught himself CIA and and FBI leakers too!

    March 10, 2017
    Former NGA Employee Sentenced for Taking Classified Information

    March 14, 2017
    U.S. Navy Admiral and Eight Other Officers Indicted for Trading Classified Information in Massive International Fraud and Bribery Scheme

    June 5, 2017
    Federal Government Contractor in Georgia Charged With Removing and Mailing Classified Materials to a News Outlet

    December 1, 2017
    Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Willful Retention of National Defense Information

    June 22, 2017
    Virginia Man Arrested and Charged With Espionage
    …compromising our national security by disclosing classified information…

    January 16, 2018
    Former CIA Officer Arrested for Retaining Classified Information

    March 5, 2018
    Former Defense Contractor Convicted of Unlawfully Retaining Classified Information

    April 17, 2018
    Former FBI Special Agent Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified National Defense Information

    May 8, 2018
    Former CIA Case Officer Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Espionage and Retention of National Defense Information

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  2. deqwik2 says:

    Cohen is fighting back.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Plain Jane says:

      It’s lucky for Cohen that his name isn’t Smith. Just think how many crimes he would have committed if it was Michael or John Smith.

      Liked by 8 people

  3. G. Combs says:

    Just out of curiosity,
    Doesn’t Avenatti’s slinging all this mud around, including OTHER M.Cohen’s private data, completely muck up any type of case he might bring?

    I have never seen a lawyer on an active case do this much mudslinging.

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    • Rick says:

      Avenatti has been recruited by the Deep State to be Mueller’s new Front Man. It’s all diversion….in the meantime….Hawaii’s Big Island is splitting in two and North Korea will be brought to heel….the Networks offer crickets… it’s all about Stormy and the $hitbag lawyer…

      Liked by 5 people

      • blind no longer says:

        I like the way you think Rick. Problem for the Left is they have went to the well one to many times with this crap. Doesn’t work for them anymore. But they keep swinging and missing.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Well, looking at the polling numbers…even the DC media polling numbers…President Trump’s support is growing in various categories despite the 24/7 onslaught from the Swamp.

        When your enemies are digging themselves deeper into a hole…offer them a bigger shovel.

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  4. Julia Adams says:

    Spending his early boyhood in Colorado and Utah, Avenatti moved with his family to Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, in 1982, where he went to Parkway Central High School.
    Avenatti earned a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a major in political science in 1996. In 1999, he earned a J.D. degree from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he worked with Professor Jonathan Turley on constitutional issues relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

    He graduated Order of the Coif and first in his class. In 2003, George Washington University Law School established the Michael J. Avenatti Award for Excellence in Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy, an annual award given to the member of the graduating Juris Doctor class who demonstrates excellence in pre-trial and trial advocacy. Avenatti also received George Washington University’s prestigious Alumni Recognition Award in 2010.

    While in college and later in law school, Avenatti worked at a political opposition and media firm, The Research Group, run by Rahm Emanuel (later White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, and mayor of Chicago). Avenatti worked on over 150 campaigns in 42 states, including multiple gubernatorial and congressional campaigns and Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate campaign.

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  5. blind no longer says:

    This is unbelievable. You should see all the events these 2 sleazebags are at togther. What is going on here? And Turley dragging his pretend unbias azz on every network about this.. I smell lots of rats!!

    A Conversation with Professor Jonathan Turley and Michael Avenatti
    Professor Turley and Michael Avenatti

    Join SMPA and GW Law as Dean Blake D. Morant conducts a sit down interview and conversation with GW Law Professor Jonathan Turley and American attorney Michael Avenatti.

    There will be light refreshments after the event.

    Registration for the event is required. Those who do not register will be permitted to attend after those who do register.

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    • jmclever says:

      If the Swamp can’t get at POTUS Trump for obstruction of justice in the Russian witch hunt they will attempt to frame him with it in the Stormy Daniels case. They are trying to generate facts to fit a crime

      Liked by 1 person

    • digleigh says:

      Wasn’t there some connection between Johnathon Turley and Avenatti? I think they worked together..This is not to condemn Turley, as he seems to be balanced in his legal assessments, etc… Maybe read in Wiki?

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      • digleigh says:

        WEIRD! i JUST LOOKED IT UP! Avenatti worked with Johnathon Turley in 1999 on constitutional issues regarding FISA of all things! This story could not get any more strange by the day……

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  6. It’s relevant to mention here that Hillary Cankles Clinton got 91% of the vote in Washington DC.

    https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/district-of-columbia-president-clinton-trump

    Yes it’s about financial self-interest. Yes, there will be more illegal leaks out of the DC bureaucracy. Of the 91% who supported Cankles you can imagine there will be many who will take such risks if they think it’ll get rid of the threat to their place at the trough. This is going to be a long fight.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I think most of the people who have government positions in DC don’t actually live in DC but live in neighboring areas in Maryland and Virgnia, and that’s where those people would be voting. DC is 49% black and has a median income of only $75,000 despite all of the uber wealthy people who have offices there. So that 91% is probably mostly comprised of your typical urban core Dem plantation.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      BUT a fight we can and MUST WIN! MAGA – Man Asked God Answered
      MAGA Many Are Getting Arrested

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Kan says:

    Sundance – Kudos here. You nailed how the bastard Avenatti got the Cohen info.

    Here is the thing. It is a federal crime to acknowledge you know an individual or company has an SAR against them. He can be prosecuted for his public statements in this manner.

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    • Dimbulbz says:

      So, will anyone take that crime anywhere but to CNN?

      Liked by 2 people

      • Kan says:

        Do not know. But I will tell you that his publicizing the information contained in a SAR can lead to charges directly against him. He might try for 1st amendment issues, but the BSA laws are similar in the is regard to the national security laws. He is not a reporter, but a lawyer (an officer of the court) and that makes it harder for him to defend his actions.

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  8. Kan says:

    Two other comments about FinCEN

    1) It would be pretty easy to screw someone over using the FINCEN system.

    2) This system is in essence how a police state operates. It essentially out sources the investigative aspects of law enforcement to mere citizens. In addition, mere citizens associated with a financial institution (stock brokers for instance) can basically cause the initiation a financial investigation of anyone.

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  9. Lynn Martin says:

    Mueller’s lawyer Dreeben said to Judge Ellis that the Mueller Team has full powers of the Treasury. They are using contractor access to do things like get Manafort. The leak likely comes from Mueller Team access.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Fools Gold says:

    Obama’s “fundamental change” that people allowed in 2009 through 2017

    Did anyone besides me throw up when the bastard said fundamental change?

    By the way goggle your name and see How many people pop up with the same identical name as you…I did jake clapper and check this out. This is just US search.

    https://persopo.com/people/USA/Jake-Clapper

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  11. andyocoregon says:

    I want to see Michael Cohen sue Avenatti for slander and libel.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. This will resonante with average person—- who hasn’t had at least one instance of financial screwups by IRS or bank accounting. Elitism at its finest. “We screw with your life, and there is nothing you can do about it”

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  13. zephyrbreeze says:

    What’s going on here – indeed. Neon Revolt says this is all a ruse, and a deliberate distraction…by a surprising party…what if…..

    Read the compelling theory including Q post 19 included here.

    Let’s see if this plays out. If so…all the pieces would fit.

    Yes, this shows a tattoo, but read on…

    https://www.neonrevolt.com/2018/05/09/stormys-got-some-splainin-to-do-nxivm-qanon-calmbeforethestormy/

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      Storrmy 2010 tweet bolsters that theory:

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    • OMG, I had the same scenario run through my mind, but thought it might be too far fetched…did not know about this possible cult connection.

      I have said in many comments that so much of this entire public information/news/image feels choreographed and scripted. I have also stated that sometimes it is wise to use your opponents own weapons turned against them…meaning much of the theater is coming from our side.

      Some may call this 4D Chess playing…but I believe tactics similar to this have been in use for centuries.

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  14. digleigh says:

    Let’s see the 59 appearances on all the networks now from this slimeball!!

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  15. I posted this in the wrong area- apologies for the double post:

    I am not a conspiracy theorist but there seems to be quite a few dots that connect some nefarious characters and while only rumors right now, nothing would surprise me anymore.
    Questions:
    -What is Eric Schneiderman’s connection to NXIVM? Is it true that the S&M sex cult leader Kieth Raniere was a major donor to Schnneiderman and Hillary? How much did he give or bundle?
    -Is there a connection between Michael Avanatti and Eric Schneiderman and/or Kieth Raniere?
    -Is Stormy Daniels a former (or present) member of NXIVM?

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  16. 6x47 says:

    The reason I opposed Barack Obama wasn’t “racism”; the reason I opposed Hillary Clinton wasn’t “sexism”.

    It was because they both did stuff like this: Illegally, unethically, and immorally abusing the apparatus of the state to deny law-abiding American citizens of their rights, to attack their political enemies and suppress opposition. These actions of official oppression are as pernicious as anything that ever happened under Jim Crow, and are unprecedented in modern America. Banana republic abominations.

    Their bad ideas and destructive policies at home and abroad are minor concerns in comparison with the violence they did to our American republic in “opening Pandora’s box”.

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  17. Mickturn says:

    SO when is this clown Criminal Avenatti going to be prosecuted for violating the various Mr. Cohen’s privacy Information? We do have laws about Privacy Data. The original law was passed in 1974 and it has been amended several times since. It is called the ‘Privacy Act’.

    Privacy Act of 1974. The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, establishes a code of fair information practices that governs the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of information about individuals that is maintained in systems of records by federal agencies.

    Link: https://www.justice.gov/opcl/privacy-act-1974

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  18. margarite1 says:

    Donald Trump is one in a billion. There just are very few people in history who can even come close. I’m in awe!

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  19. Donna in Oregon says:

    I wrote the DOJ Jeff Sessions and the IG Horowitz about this. Using stolen government documents has become standard operating procedure and very closely resembles the process used during the Obama admin.

    The small group is a small group within a larger group which is still intact. which holds and coordinates the stolen information and ready-made scandals and schemes. This is run like a cartel and the only way to catch them all is to use RICO. They have media on their payroll, just like the mafia…… I would say that Time Warner, AT&T, CNN are one part of the apparatus. Then there is Jeff Bezos who owns the Washington Post and also houses CIA info.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Wow. Isn’t RICO tough to prove?

      You got it. Let’s say of the “major players”, there are 20-30-40.

      How many assistants, colleagues, staffers supported the conspiracy?? 50? 100?

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  20. Perot Conservative says:

    Finally! New Business Insider article on sketchy lawyer.

    Title: Stormy Daniels’ lawyer once bought a coffee chain for $9 million with a famous Hollywood actor — and all the shops mysteriously closed earlier this year amid dozens of lawsuits

    NEW FACTS

    1. “…According to Dempsey [former partner], Avenatti didn’t actually have the funds to buy Tully’s. In the suit, Dempsey claims his business adviser found out through an internet search that Avenatti had borrowed $2 million with an “exorbitant” interest rate of 15% to fund the deal, sparking Dempsey’s decision to sue his way out of the partnership.”

    ” ‘Avenatti concealed the Loan and the Security Agreement from Dempsey,” the complaint says.”

    “It continues: ‘He provided no advance notice that he was going to cause Global Baristas to borrow two million dollars, pay an exorbitant interest rate, and secure repayment in borrowed funds by pledging all or substantially all of the company’s assets and future income.”

    2. Over 20 State tax Liens

    “Global Baristas failed to pay $4,998,198 in federal taxes last year, according to a tax lien filed by the IRS in August. That is in addition to thousands of dollars in state taxes the company failed to pay over the years, according to more than 20 state tax liens filed in California and Washington. Most recently, in early April, Washington state issued a warrant claiming Global Baristas owed more than $721,000 in state taxes.”

    3. Avenatti still the owner?

    “Avenatti is still listed as Global Baristas’ sole “governing person” in Washington State business filings. Avenatti said he sold his stake in Tully’s before the chain’s downward spiral over the past year, telling The Washington Post in late March he made a profit by selling his piece of the firm at an undefined time. Now, he says he essentially acts as the company’s general counsel.”

    His PR agent for Tullys is now Stormys PR agent.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/stormy-daniels-lawyer-michael-avenatti-tullys-coffee-lawsuits-2018-5

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  21. dogsmaw says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/why_isnt_michael_avenatti_in_jail.html

    May 10, 2018
    Why isn’t Michael Avenatti in jail?
    By Monica Showalter

    Porn star Stormy Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has covered television screens across America, and because of it, he claims his exposure is why he was able to get his hands on the bank records of President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, as well as the bank records of several other Michael Cohens, none of whom have anything at all to do with President Trump.
    Possession of such stolen property is well worth throwing him in jail all by itself, and even the experts quoted in the leftwing Daily Beast say he’s got a problem with that one.
    But he’s actually got a longtime record of sleaze and shadiness and if an investigative report, which ran in the Seattle Times a month ago is correct, he looks like the sort of guy who absolutely belongs in jail. He did despicable things in his business practices that anyone can see is illegal.

    …more at link

    So it is time to ‘shine the light’ on Michael Avenatti, i need to see all the slime runnin down his backside 😛

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  22. Nunya Bidness says:

    I bid: Permanent disbarment, 6 months in prison, and a $250,000 fine followed by 5 years probation.

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