*Update* Deep State Treasury Leaker Arrested – Senior U.S. Treasury Official Arrested for Leaking Financial Forms To Media…

You might remember back in May 2018 when sketchy porn lawyer Michael Avenetti was releasing U.S. Treasury notifications on Michael Cohen received from an unknown source within the Treasury Department [See Here].  You might also remember when New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow wrote a sympathetic article after talking to the leaking treasury official [See Here].  As a result the Treasury Inspector General began an investigation.

Today, a U.S. Treasury employee named Natalie Mayflower Sours-Edwards was arrested and charged with leaking to numerous reporters multiple financial reports about suspicious financial transactions related to: Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, Maria Butina, and others.   [DOJ Notification HERE]

EDWARDS, 40, of Quinton, Virginia, is charged with one count of unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports and one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports, both of which carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

The statutory maximum penalties are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencings of the defendants would be determined by the judge.  (read more)

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 Secrecy 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.

According to the DOJ release Ms. Mayflower Sours-Edwards “was in possession of a flash drive appearing to be the flash drive on which she saved the unlawfully disclosed Suspicious Activity Reports, and a cellphone containing numerous communications over an encrypted application in which she transmitted SARs and other sensitive government information to” journalists.

She is charged with unlawfully disclosing financial reports, and conspiracy to do the same. The 40-year-old resistance leaker will face criminal charges in New York.

  UPDATE: Located within the indictment documents – there is also a Co-Conspirator.  It appears Ms. Sours-Edwards’ boss was also in on the plot to leak the information. [See Page #13 of the indictment]

(Source pdf)

Ms. Sours-Edwards boss, one of the Associate Directors, was also in contact with journalists and leaking financial information….  Sheesh.

May 19th, 2018 (Via CNN) Investigators on the House intelligence committees have obtained access to valuable data from the Treasury Department, a development that will open their doors to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump’s business empire and Russians, CNN has learned.

Investigators received access to the financial data this week, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the development.

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee told reporters Thursday that his committee also had gotten the Treasury Department data.  (read more)

It is highly likely Ms. Edwards was the Treasury Department source for a myriad of resistance articles written by multiple journalists.  Some of the more transparently obvious examples come from Buzzfeed via Jason Leopold, in addition to Ronan Farrow:

October 6th, 2017 –  The Treasury Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis has been illegally rifling through and filing away the private financial records of US citizens, Treasury employees alleged. “This is such an invasion of privacy,” said one official. (read more)

October 29th, 2017 – BuzzFeed News has learned of a series of wire transfers, made by companies linked to Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, that federal officials deemed suspicious. Many of the wires went from offshore companies controlled by Manafort to American businesses. (read more)

May 16th, 2018 – Ronan Farrow […] 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. (read more)

 

 

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536 Responses to *Update* Deep State Treasury Leaker Arrested – Senior U.S. Treasury Official Arrested for Leaking Financial Forms To Media…

  1. mark mears says:

    Damb it, I’m pissed!!! Start ROLLING these WEAK LINKS. It’s a damb spider web. Work your way back to the middle WITH INDICTMENTS. Sorry for yelling, please forgive me.

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  2. TreeperInTraining says:

    Lol. Did I read that right? Was 40 year old Woman with a PHD remanded to the custody of her parents?

    Let me guess…. there’s a really nice basement apartment involved here, somewhere.

    Smh

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  3. Drip Drip Drip………….. Then

    BOOM

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  4. ATheoK says:

    Sounds like the deep state Justice Department is soft rolling another major felon.

    Ms. Edwards should also be charged with Privacy Act violations,
    possibly with wire fraud,
    Definitely charged with violations of the RICO Act; especially regarding Racketeering collusion efforts to destroy careers and lives of people.

    This brings up the huge question regarding exactly what did the receivers of her leaks do for Ms. Edwards or her co-conspirator superior.

    And did her superior Treasury executive communicate with or collaborate with higher level Treasury Officers?

    It is always surprising that co-workers and higher level officials can remind ignorant of of employee malicious behaviors.
    Surely co-workers overheard conversations, saw questionable texting behavior, noticed times when Ms. Edwards was gleeful after a leak.

    Charge her with every violation she committed!
    Any plea bargains should be “time off for good behavior”, not free “get out jail” bargains!

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    • Raven_AU says:

      This brings up the huge question regarding exactly what did the receivers of her leaks do for Ms. Edwards or her co-conspirator superior.

      Or another question might be:
      Did Natalie leak more or less indiscriminately or did the “receivers of her leaks” make requests as to the information they would like to see?

      It seems entirely plausible that Natalie’s role was ‘target acquisition’.

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      • WSB says:

        From the complaint, there are phone conversations between a reporter and her, asking her to keep looking through different columns in a spread sheet and cordinating online searches so an association could be made. So this was more than just leaking information to a reporter RECEIVING a leak.

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  5. ATheoK says:

    This looks more and more like another DOJ failure to follow the law and properly prosecute deep state wrongdoers!

    “EDWARDS, 40, of Quinton, Virginia, is charged with one count of unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports and one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports, both of which carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison.”

    Ms. Edwards:
    1) Leaked at least 12 documents on at least four people and the Russian Embassy.
    2) Exchanged 325 texts with one reporter. Unstated is how other news surces also received leaked information.
    3) Downloaded “thousands of other files containing sensitive government information – to a flash drive provided to her by FinCEN”

    All of this is identified in the indictment, matters not referenced are ignored.

    Normal law enforcement practice is a charge of one count for every illegal action!
    That would be a minimum of one count each for 12 leaked documents,
    one count for every classified document she downloaded illicitly,
    one count for every classified document she took to insecure locations or transmitted via insecure equipment.
    One count for every document she committed via conspiracy.

    Instead of a maximum ten year prison stay, she would be looking at a maximum 60 years in prison.

    More DOJ kid glove coddling of deep state thugs!

    Now, another question is; does this woman have a document in her “sent” folder claiming to be a resistance worker?

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  6. Susan Bolle says:

    She likely wants to stay out of prison and will share what she knows. Reality Winner might be a good cell-mate.

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  7. Reading the indictment, shows here is evidence that Edwards did searches for specific SARs as directed by reporter-1

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I think this case is WAY FRIGGING WORSE than what they are telling us. I smell a HUGE cover-up here. I think the reporter may have had motives BEYOND what this woman knew. I am thinking Rosenstein DOJ types are intentionally NOT LOOKING where this really goes – that they are following the FAKE Manafort narrative sub-scandal to distract from the REAL scandal, which this “accidentally” touched.

      I will explain in just a second. Please see my EARLIER comments on this post for more explanation of why this woman is very nasty, and worked to help set up the compromise of our IC and LE.

      To go BEYOND what they are indicting her for, it is imperative to look at WHAT ELSE they scooped up. They are doing the Manet Two-Step here and pretending not to know what they found. Shades of Clinton email investigation, where they ignored her obstruction so that they could ignore content so that they could make it all go away.

      Part of it, which I noted earlier, is that this woman helped set up the “cross-site scripting” attack that was later abused for SHARING OF INFORMATION from qualified to unqualified IC and LE. This is Obama-implemented compromise of our IC, carried out under DOOFUS Clapper. Clapper was her boss from 2010-2014. She was behind implementation of this bogus idea of “17 intelligence agencies” which of course was later ABUSED by Obama in SpyGate narrative and propaganda, and which was abused by Obama with the sharing of NSA data. This woman helped set that up – KIND OF (I’ll explain once again how they FAKE this top-down attack as bottom-up “employee wonderful ideas” to HIDE responsibility – my old swamp bosses did this all the time). So she is DEEP in the Obama compromise. But that’s just the beginning.

      Read THIS THING:

      https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/1101511/download

      Go to Item 14 and particularly 14-b on page 9.

      This woman had forensics for an enormous number of files (24,000) on the flash drive WHEN SHE WAS CAUGHT. Those files were post-election. Based on the NAMES, she talks about something called Operation Debacle – which is not a legitimate government operation. Could this be the “official” name of the rogue op against POTUS? Just sayin’.
      She could have come clean quick on THIS op to hide much bigger stuff.

      One of the interests of this operation was “CF”. Take a guess what THAT might be.

      Another folder name was “emails/asshat”, presumably for POTUS, Manafort, or somebody else she was interested in. But the real story is the other stuff she was collecting information on.

      Russia
      Iran
      ISIL/ISIS

      Somebody was interested in it. WHO and WHY?

      And it gets worse. The reporter appeared to want particular SEARCHES run. Look at item 24-a-i and particularly 24-a-iii. HIDDEN in all of this NOISE about Manafort (remember – he is FAKE – he is a DISTRACTION – he is MUELLER COVER) there may very well be CANKLES trying to see if SHE was being investigated.

      You see what I’m saying? The OBVIOUS stuff is likely COVER.

      We have to get beyond level one cover spying to find COMMUNIST SPYING.

      BTW, I hope people NOW see why I always say that journalists are low-grade spies, and FAKE NEWS media are basically DEMOCRAT SPIES.

      I think DOJ and upper-level FBI have TAILORED THIS PROSECUTION to avoid the worst stuff and to pick out RED MEAT that conforms to the LEAKS ONLY in combination with maximum flogging of the MUELLER NARRATIVE. This is BAIT. This is MINIMIZATION. This is AVOIDANCE of the huge implications. You can see that the lower-level forensic FBI are SCREAMING that there is HUGE STUFF down low that the Rosenstein Treason-bots are AVOIDING.

      GRRRRRR! I smell MANET PRINCIPLE “pretend not to know what they found” all over this.

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      • Just Beachy says:

        Explains why Thomas Ott was redacted. Ties to Ohr and Weissman?

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          NIIIICE. Yeah, that makes sense. Because I will bet that her ending up where she did is a STORY UNTO ITSELF, and that story involves her BOSS having key information that blows the lid off CLAPPERSTOFFE, so to speak. So SHE takes the bus-dive and the OPS are protected. The select the BOSS to be “innocent” to stop the bleeding from going any higher.

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  8. jeans2nd says:

    Everyone seems to be forgetting – this woman claims to be a whistleblower.
    Enter Henry Kerner, the John McCain staff director and chief counsel, who told the IRS (Lois Lerner) to audit and hound the Tea Party, who is now the Special Counsel in the United States Office of Special Counsel (they protect whistleblowers).

    “John McCain and the IRS: Never forget” https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/27/john-mccain-irs-henry-kerner-tea-party-judicial-wa/
    nope not forgetting

    This woman is now in the company of friendlys. She will be fine. Nothing will happen, charges will be downgraded or dropped.
    phooey

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  9. Now we know how the NY times got its hands on Trump Family taxes. They need to prosecute the printers as well as the leaker. It only needs to happen once to make a point. Yes, I know the precedent it might set, no I don’t care. They don’t care about our privacy or Trumps. They don’t care about our rights or Trumps. A line must be drawn to show these people that laws do in fact work both ways.

    Here’s a hypothetical for you to prove my point. Suppose it was BHO’s tax returns, or his family, or his lawyer. Someone from the Bush admin in Treasury leaks this, which proves BHO was in fact getting foreign student aid, and he declared it on his taxes as income. This is leaked to Sean Hannity, who writes a 17 page article on this. How long before Sean would be: A) fired B) investigated by the FEC, FCC, IRS, USSS, NYPD, and any other agency I forgot to list. and C) locked up till he gave up his source. I’ll answer..a NY minute. Why can’t it work both ways?

    We simply MUST stop letting these people use our morals, beliefs, respect, and sensibilities against us. It is time to give as good as we get. Just because we respect the laws, Constitution, peoples privacy, and tradition, does not mean we must constantly be harassed, bludgeoned, threatened, and shamed by using our beliefs against us, by people who have NO regard for us, or our beliefs, the Constitution, or the rules.

    Sometimes, you have to fight fire with fire. This isn’t Heaven where all people are law abiding, moral, and caring about their fellow citizens. This is WAR, and we must simply get in the damn game and start acting like it. Trump is, he needs US to help.

    I know what you are thinking, why should we lower ourselves to their level? Because we MUST to save the Republic.

    In 1776, men of great courage and fortitude gathered in Philadelphia to piece together what would become the United States. The wrote the Declaration of Independence. An over act of War and treason, punishable by death.

    They didn’t play nice, they didn’t care about what was proper, and they didn’t care about loyalty to the crown. Why? Because they were unjustly being used for resources, taxed to death, and persecuted by a aloof Govt (King) that didn’t give a rip about them or their families except for the resources they could provide. They also had no representation in Parliament. No advocate for their grievances to the King. Taxation without representation, the stamp tax, sugar tax, and finally tea tax were leading causes of the American Revolution. So they took matters into their own hands, did what HAD to be done.

    Patrick Henry said “Give me liberty, or give me death” Bold words, they were met with even bolder actions. From the Boston Tea Party to the Shot Heard Round the World, to finally Cornwallis’s surrender and the the US Constitution. All these actions were politically incorrect, illegal, and treasonous. they were however necessary at the time, and had to be done to make things right.

    Abraham Lincoln suspended habeas corpus during the Civil War. Not because it was politically correct, moral, legal, or Constitutional, but because he HAD TO to restore order and save the Republic. He is considered one of our Greatest Presidents. “Sometimes the tree of Liberty must be fertilized by the blood of patriots and tyrants” Thomas Jefferson. I take that to mean , not war in a battle sense, not violence, but that sometimes you gotta do what is necessary to punish evil people. Sometimes you must set aside what may be politically right and do what is righteously right. All my opinions, sorry for length.

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  10. dawg says:

    Hoft at Gateway Pundit reporting that the Associate Director to whom she reports, who has not been indicted, could be Thomas Ott, who worked for Bruce Ohr.

    Is that the consensus? Is he being interrogated right now I hope?

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  11. Hoop says:

    This is officially the FIRST DOMINO to fall!

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    • G. Combs says:

      Yes, I think you may be correct.
      Peter Strzock, Lisa Page, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, McCabe sketched out the CRIME[s]….

      Wolfe & the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence were the heads-up, it’s coming….

      And now this, which is really explosive.

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  12. Petercat says:

    To answer the question, “What did she get in return for the documents?”:
    Somewhere there is a reporter who managed to convince her that he really gets off on wearing a blindfold during secks.

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  13. Fools Gold says:

    But don’t worry, we got the SOB taking tickets to sports games from media coharts. Of. Purse he still kept his job and so did Sessions…the saga continue’s so stay tuned…🤔

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  14. Michael says:

    Before we “give her a fair trial and hang her in the morning”, isn’t it the ‘Treasury’ from where all those Trillions of dollars keep disappearing?
    This woman claims to be a ‘whistleblower’.
    Does she have more to disclose and/or are they trying to muzzle her?
    Did these journalists do the unthinkable and betray their source?
    Are whistleblowers traitors now?
    Is everybody ‘ok’ at the Treasury?

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