IRS Intelligence Analyst John Fry Charged With Leaking Cohen Financial Records to Creepy Porn Lawyer…

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.

John C. Fry, 54, was an intelligence analyst with the IRS’s law enforcement arm in San Francisco.

According to the North California U.S. Attorney’s Office (full pdf below) after searching for IRS activity reports related to Michael Cohen, Mr. Fry shared the information with creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti and was also a source for Ronan Farrow.

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CTH NOTES – There’s more here than currently surfacing…. I’m not sure what it is, but if you review the left-wing granular reporting carefully, (CNN HERE), there’s a bigger story hiding under the umbrella of this one.

The IRS has an Obama-era history of being weaponized by political activists inside the organization in concert with the Eric Holder’s DOJ.  The location of this story; plus a reminder that Eric Holder was hired by the State of California as their legal counsel; plus the participant Mr. Fry failing to accept a plea deal; equals: there’s someone/something larger attached to this story.  It just doesn’t past the initial review ‘sniff test’.

VIA CNN – […] The bank transactions of Cohen became public last May when Avenatti posted a memo online outlining numerous payments to Cohen from a company linked to a Russian oligarch, pharmaceutical giant Novartis, AT&T, which owns CNN, and others.

Fry’s hearing date was pushed back several times as federal prosecutors were engaged with Fry’s attorney on plea negotiations, according to a person familiar with the talks. As of Thursday, Fry declined to plead to felony charges in exchange for probation.

As a result, prosecutors will seek an indictment of Fry on February 28, this person said, and are expected to seek two additional charges, including misuse of a Social Security number and misuse of a government computer. (link)

The professional leftist media is reporting on the story, but there’s just something missing.

Remember, Avenatti also received the tax records of the wrong Michael Cohen, a random guy in Canada was caught up in the original issue. The affidavit reveals that John C. Fry, placed several phone calls to Avenatti before and after he accessed Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed by Cohen’s banks with the Treasury Department.

[Via Daily Caller] … Avenatti, the attorney of record for Stormy Daniels, had posted a dossier of Cohen’s financial reports on May 8, 2018. Those records showed that Cohen received payments from several companies, including Novartis and AT&T, as well as a company associated with Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian oligarch. (read more)

Mr. Fry is not the only Treasury Department employee who has previously engaged in leaking financial information relating to President Trump affiliates.

Back in October 2018 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)

According to the 2018 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 was 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.

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…. so that makes three.

The Treasury Department was a 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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239 Responses to IRS Intelligence Analyst John Fry Charged With Leaking Cohen Financial Records to Creepy Porn Lawyer…

  1. Merkin Muffy says:

    How was this guy able to access it? Did someone leave it there for him to take?

    Liked by 6 people

  2. SpotTheSpook says:

    This is only the beginning. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

    Liked by 17 people

  3. Kleen says:

    Hahaha

    Creepy Porn Lawyer.

    Well done Sundance, well done!

    You are the best.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      In all fairness…..
      Tucker Carlson coined this Nina Name for Avenatti last summer.

      PS: Nina Name vs Nick Name to lessen my volume of Toxic Masculinity for the day.

      PSS: I just realized my last PS was a clear example of MANSPLAINING nullifying my previous TM reduction.

      PSSS: Dammit……PM Trudeau just notified me that MANSPLAINING is no longer an approved verb having been replaced by PERSONSPLAINING.

      Liked by 21 people

      • Joemama says:

        How very correct of you.

        I do hope, however, that you also possess the correct amount of self hatred as well. Three self-flagellations and you ought to be absolved of your intrinsic evilness for at least a few minutes.

        Liked by 6 people

      • olderwiser21 says:

        Oh, Krashman – that post was seriously funny – and brilliant! My laugh for the afternoon!

        Liked by 3 people

      • Bill Hollinger says:

        That strikes me as being discriminatory against other than human animals.

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        UPDATE:

        I have just decided and am declaring it right now publicly (although not required) that I have selected a new gender….I call it “CIS NONCYNS”

        I’m having it added as i# 74 on the Facebook list of recognized genders which I can do since gender is a social construct and I stayed up all night constructing it.

        It completely eradicates my TOXIC MASCULINITY based solely on the now widely accepted scientific principle discovered by the Reverend Albert Gore:

        “Because I Said So”.

        I love science.

        Problem solved
        .

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  4. emet says:

    Well, somebody told him to do it. He knows there is a trail when a record is accessed. He gave it to whomever requested it, they gave it to porn lawyer.

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  5. JKent says:

    A few years ago with no warrant the Obama FBI and DOJ illegally tapped Sheryl Atkinson’s phone and computer and surveilled her entire life. She has sued the DOJ for documents related to this illegal invasion of her life. Now, the Trump DOJ is still stonewalling Atkinson who is having to pay huge amounts from her personal savings to try to get the documents from the Trump DOJ so she can hold the government accountable. Why is the Trump DOJ still acting as if Obama is President? Is Trump not able to order his DOJ to give documents to this citizen since she has provided a legal request? In Year 3 of Trump is this the best we can get? If yes, what is the point of having Trump in the Oval Office?

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  6. John says:

    They’re gonna sing and some higher-ups are gonna fall also…

    Liked by 2 people

  7. For Eyes says:

    Something has changed.

    The simple fact that leaks like this are pursued and prosecuted is big news. A sea change.

    Liked by 12 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Isn’t Treasury run by Steve Mnuchin? Sounds like he’s had some investigations going on for awhile.

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      • The Boss says:

        Agree with the gist of your comment. And I’ll add a little guess that one of the Treasury investigations is targeted at a certain Arkansas foundation. It could be that an untainted IRS-CID and Treasury IG have been extremely busy while everyone is looking at the shiny objects at the DoJ, FBI and IG Horowitz. Is another Elliot Ness at work?

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  8. Very interesting timing, esp given Cohen’s scheduled testimony in Congress next week.

    And the withholding of two docs (presumably SARs) access to which was restricted and thus unavailable to a “regular” analyst like Fry is likewise a clue for “suspicious cat” alert. Methinks that these two documents, as per the CNN report, connected to another investigation, will be used against POTUS to reanimate the furor over payment to Stormy Daniels, and somehow try to make a connection with “foreign actors” as funding or channel for the Stormy payment.

    Maybe I’m close here. FWIW, and for those less familiar with all the bs acronyms that our gov’t loves, SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports) are used to flag financial transactions in the banking system–often suspicious if tagged with a known terrorist or other “bad actor” or via a known or suspected compromised financial institution.

    All in all the story is not just another example of the corruption in our federal bureaucracy, that an analyst would use his job and access to aid and abet creeps like Avenetti. It is potent example of how at risk we are as citizens given the incredible snooping power of our government, with broad access by those whom we don’t elect and who our “betters” clearly do little if nothing to supervise effectively.

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  9. Bullseye says:

    Interesting how all the underlings in government that steal and illegally disclose private information get caught and are charged. The higher ups seem to walk away with a pension

    Liked by 9 people

    • Blind no longer says:

      Absolutely. I wonder who has PDJT’s tax records? The Dems all screamed for them for so long, I’m wondering if someone has already given them to some DNC operative, and President Trump knows about this already!!

      Maybe all these documents have been used to get PDJT campaign staff indicted by Robert Mueller…a weaponized FBI, DOJ, IRS and Special Counsel, working together to destroy President Trump. All compliments of Barrack Hussein Obama!!!

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      • Linda K. says:

        Trump’s tax record is clean. He has been high profile for years and audited countless times, I suspect. Trump doesn’t drink and he pays his taxes. Fairly straight arrow guy for all his flamboyance.

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  10. Rose says:

    It should be a crime for the media to report the contents of stolen government documents, frankly the media have become part of the corrupt deep state. Instead of exposing the corrupt public servants they use them as anonymous sources to hurt the lawful government out of spite and malice.

    Liked by 13 people

    • rrick says:

      Daniel Ellsberg, infamous as a co-conspirator for releasing the top secret Pentagon Papers to the public was charged under the Espionage Act. However, the govt bungled the prosecution and Ellsberg skated away.

      Hopefully the govt won’t bungle the prosecution this time.

      Maybe Fry will also receive acclaim for his ‘exemplary courage’ in the manner which Ellsberg did.

      My opinion of the whole matter is double sided. I abhor govt secrets for the fact that where there are secrets there is less liberty. Yet I recognize that the world is a dangerous place, Nonetheless, when one violates the law they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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    • angellestaria6674 says:

      Rose,

      ^^^Yes!

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  11. ForGodandCountry says:

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  12. Roger Duroid says:

    PDJTs tax returns have similarily been accessed, but there is NOTHING suspicious else it would have been leaked. As he said, he is audited every year.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Flubber says:

      You dont think the Obama IRS went over Trumps tax records with a microscope?? Especially after the birther thing…..

      Liked by 6 people

    • NC Patriot says:

      And POTUS has a HUGE team of tax attorneys who work constantly on taxes for the some 500 companies the Trump Organization owns. Cohen is not one of them !

      Liked by 5 people

    • thedoc00 says:

      Nothing suspicious need be in the President’s returns. They will do a “Romney”, by having an army of tax experts scrub them for every bit negative implication that can be used. Romney was dumb enough to release his returns and they were used to beat him over the head as a rotten rich guy by the media vs “poor” virtuous Obama “man of the people”. /sarc

      Liked by 3 people

      • margarite1 says:

        Except that lots of people admire POTUS for being rich and he doesn’t exactly hide.it. Even Obama admired Trump and his success – before Trump ran for office.

        Liked by 4 people

        • thedoc00 says:

          There is more than the “being rich angle involved”. The President has made some claims about his charitable giving and other expenses. They will be attacking along the lines of lying as well as conflicts of interest.

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  13. mindrivel says:

    will the journalists be charged with anything ? I don’t understand why it is illegal to record on private property without consent but its OK to publish peoples’ confidential financial information which can easily lead to identity theft and ruin their lives ?

    Liked by 8 people

    • clairbee says:

      Depends where (which state) you are for wiretapping or recording. Example: Texas has a “one-party consent” law. It is illegal to record any oral or electronic communication unless one oarty consents.

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  14. AngelOne says:

    Your suspicion is justified.
    Remember not one SAR had been filed prior to the dossier. Not coincidental is the indictment stating Fry searched by bank name for Cohen’s consulting firm, how’d he know what bank when the info was restricted…..meaning he was tipped off about the bank information etc Cohen used for his new consulting & that they’d filed SARS.etc
    How’d everyone know there were suddenly SARS unless more background narrative creation regarding Trump Russia etc.

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  15. f.fernandez says:

    I know Creepy P.L. has other troubles but he should be charged too. Enough of this nonsense about weaponizing info like this.

    I think something big is coming. Mueller done, RR stepping down, etc….

    Liked by 1 person

  16. BestBets says:

    Love the term “resistance leaker.” Makes the nefarious actions seem so high-minded and moral.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. calbear84 says:

    Am I crazy, or do I sense the rule of law slowly returning to the good old USA?

    Liked by 5 people

    • Mr. G says:

      calbear84-MAYBE-

      It’s a huge course correction of a object that has gained massive momentum. The course correction has to be taken slowly and with great care-however any interruption of the executed correction (as in a Trump defeat in 2020) will result in a return to and the resumption of the original course.

      I am impatient and tend to forget this:

      “It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.”

      Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

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  18. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    Knowing the cunning of CNN and their coordination with “resistance” government insiders, I would not be surprised if some banking info gleened from these reports will be trumpeted in the upcoming hearings.
    They are getting the public charges out of the way first to get in front.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Left out Ronan Farrow. Guy sure has a knack of being
      in the right place at the right time. Allow him to gain
      credibility early on ( by taking out Weinstein, who was
      probably about to become inconvenient anyway).

      Anything thereafter, the leftists can point at Ronan and
      say that he’s an unimpeachable source. “He took out a
      top Democrat donor. See! He’s impartial.”

      Guy’s been groomed from the get go. Yes, he is scary
      smart, but feel that he was approached as a swamp
      asset wayyyyyyy back when. Probably before he could
      drive. Ronan Farrow= Agent Cody Banks.

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    • MightyMustardSeed says:

      Doug I smell a rat too. Look at the ingredients in the mix-: CNN, IRS, Cohen, Mueller, Avenatti, Farrow…

      Those two missing SARS can’t mean anything good.

      There have been slot of ‘move along, there won’t be anything to see in the anti-climatic’ Mueller probe.

      Knowing how Weissmann has run Mueller’ inquisition, Why should we expect Lying Clapper’s ‘anti climatic’ prediction?

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  19. JL says:

    Could Barr be the AG we have all been waiting for?

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  20. Bill Henslee says:

    It’s all hot air unless they actually go to jail. The problem with our Deep State denizens is that they rarely go to jail when violating the law and therefore there is no incentive to be honest civil servants.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Firefly says:

    Avenatti sure gets around. Stormy Daniels, Kavanaugh, John Fry. Here’s some other friends of Avenatti -“ dopey prince Alaweed” too.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Liberty Forge says:

    Theresa Grafenstine – former Inspector General, now retired.

    Apparently compromised. She has managed to hide the corruption for many, many years.

    Now retired. What does she care?

    Liked by 2 people

    • I don’t get how this comment fits here. Can you please embellish?

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      • fanbeav says:

        Maybe Ms. Grafenstine was IG for the IRS?

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      • Liberty Forge says:

        She was the Inspector General for the House, and would have known about what Awan was doing by transferring data to Pakistan, etc.

        Everything is connected, and the Awan scandal could have been exposed a long time ago.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Luke Rosiak who wrote a book on the Anwan’s says that the Dems (specifically our favorite Debbie Wasserman Schultz) harassed IG Grafenstine out of office, even though she wanted to pursue the Awans.

          From his comments in the interview I listed to, he sees her as a white hat. We need to be careful about leaping to conclusions. These corrupt bureaucrats and DS pols are well able to frame people as well as hoax narratives.

          Guess we’ll need to “dig deeper” as SD says, to understand. But I don’t see how Grafenstine, as IG for Congress, would have a role in this particular story.

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  23. benifranlkin says:

    “As of Thursday, Fry declined to plead to felony charges in exchange for probation.”
    Why not? He won’t beat the rap. Did he refuse to rat out someone else (Holder, maybe) in a plea deal? So he takes a bigger fall?

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  24. alliwantissometruth says:

    And to think all of the actual leaking started with the one false leaking story about the prostitutes taking a leak on a hotel bed

    Liked by 2 people

  25. So much Obama era corruption my head is spinning………………

    Liked by 1 person

  26. MaineCoon says:

    Sniff, sniff….sniff….

    Liked by 3 people

  27. NC Patriot says:

    As soon as Mueller is over—–Horowitz report will come out and my guess is POTUS will start with his declassification.. My thinking is Coats held him back, along with Rosie , and the hanging over of Mueller stopped him last time. Sundance said this time Barr would have to sign off.

    But there is an existing EO from the Obama era (I think # 13526 sect.1.7 ) governing Declass—which prohibits using classification to conceal violations of the law, or to prevent embarassment to a person or an organization, or to restrain competition, or to prevent release of info that is not restricted in the interest of national security. But POTUS has some say-so about what is National security also.

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  28. GSparrow says:

    Another classic sundance analysis based on minimally released public information. But bloodhound SD has caught the scent once again and will now go deeper into another dark tunnel within the vast expansive labyrinth known as the federal bureaucracy.

    Given the enormous size of this bloated and often corrupt bureaucracy it would normally be like looking for a needle in a mountain size haystack. But fortunately, this is the tech age.

    —Kudos to the designer of the Green MAGA 45 Cardiac Heart Monitor. ( labelled ECG)

    However, we PT supporters want a very healthy POTUS and the non signature atrial and venticular heart rates and the PR interval before and after the signature are not optimal. It might have been better to label the monitor an EEG then a combination of Alpha,(meditation) Beta (normal awake interval) and Gamma (simultaneous processing of info.) brainwaves for example could be inserted for a healthy POTUS brain. (Note Just trying to add some humor-even if it bombs)

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  29. jupitercomm says:

    My favorite line form Oliver Stone’s masterpiece Nixon seems salient: “If you aren’t happy w/ the EPA up your ass, TRY THE IRS”

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  30. I repeat that while prosecution on its face is good, there is cause for concern given that two of the SARs were unavailable to Fry as they were “connected to another investigation”.

    Not at all outside the bounds of feasibility that DOJ is concocting some connection with the payment to Stormy coming from Russian banks or other supposed “bad actors” in the much Russia story.

    And timing is suspicious given Cohen’s scheduled testimony. We should be prepared for another supposedly “shocking” revelation.

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  31. James F says:

    Vocal Fry and all other leakers and co-conspirators need to permanently silenced.

    Seditious conspiracy.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. JETS says:

    Since manafory had his information illegally accessed and exposed, could this give PT the opportunity to pardon him? Could be a good payback for going after a Trump loyalist.

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  33. jupitercomm says:

    The repeated demand for prosecutions, convictions, jail sentences, etc is in one sense correct: during the French Revolution, Louis XVI was put on trial (a horrifying but comical aspect of this was that there was no discussion of the verdict, but how to stage the trial & punishment); in March 1917, members of Tsar Nicholas II’s government were arrested by the Provisional Government AFTER the Tsar had abdicated the throne…..

    In another sense, however, when it is used as an excuse to dismiss events & refuse to think them thru & confront them “head-on”, it misses the point entirely: to illustrate my point: does anyone honestly believe House Democrats are NOT aware that Michael Cohen is an unreliable witness, who would be mercislessly torn apart on cross-examination in a criminal trial? Andrew McCarthy related how in his experience as a Federal Prosecutor the “cooperating witness” is always presented by the government as patriotic, civic minded etc but the plain fact, which he says he never forgot & which is always on the opposing sides’ mind, is that one is dealing w/ a rat. He may be helping the Governemnt now, but only b/c he was willing to screw someone else

    So what are the Democrats possibly trying to get out of Cohen? A sill but plausible answer struck me yesterday: “same thing they got out of him last time: a few dramatic soudbites & a story to dominate the news cycle”

    Sometimes, I would even say as a rule in politics, it’s the appearances which we must think through & which may in the end have further-reaching consequences than w/e “reality”

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  34. California Joe says:

    The US Attorney’s Office should have charged the reporters with conspiracy in receiving the SAR documents since they were an essential part of the leak both on the inducement and with the later public disclosure. Obviously in offering Fry probation the US Attorney’s Office didn’t have the stomach to go after Ronan Farrow!

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  35. woohoowee says:

    San Francisco. DiFi?

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  36. Carrie says:

    Well I’m thinking soon we will soon be reading another masterful piece from SD doing a deep dig into what and who connects all of the Treasury Department leaks. It might end up looking like a chart similar to the one with the DOJ and FBI. In fact, they will probably even be connected somehow through one or two people…

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  37. NJ Transplant says:

    Call me suspicious, but this seems perfectly timed for Cohen’s interviews with the Senate Intelligence Committee and various other Democratic and never-Trump linked committees. The $500,000 from Columbus Nova, which is linked to a Russian oligarch will be used by them as proof of collusion by President Trump.

    Michael Cohen was quite busy selling fake access to the White House as a consultant. The President knew better than to hire him in the Oval Office. I still think that Cohen was part of setting up the President prior to the election. What was the reason for Cohen to tape his conversations with PDJT? Cohen had a lot of money coming in for a mediocre lawyer.

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    • linda4298 says:

      Cohen can not talk about anything to do with the witch hunt investigation, he is going to detail that Trump was corrupt in his business, pure b.s composing.

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  38. Sparky5253 says:

    My humble opinion: Fry did this at the behest of someone within the Mueller investigation or the Democrat Party. Fry turned down the plea deal because it would leave him with a record. So, he has upped the ante and will rat on whomever he got the info for unless all charges are dropped.

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  39. trumpmemesandreams says:

    The CNN story is very interesting in particular. Note the calls and the verbiage — after he began accessing — to Avenatti. Was Avenatti directing him? Someone else? This makes it seems as if they were on the call at the time of accessing records still.

    18 U.S.C. § 2 – “Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.”

    “About 20 minutes after Fry began accessing the reports, he placed two calls to a number associated with Avenatti, the complaint says, and shortly thereafter, Fry attempted to access two other Cohen-connected suspicious activity reports that the system told him were “unavailable.”
    According to the complaint, several days later Fry again called Avenatti, and Avenatti subsequently “used his public Twitter account to circulate a dossier releasing confidential banking information related to Cohen and his company Essential Consultants.”
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/21/politics/michael-cohen-tax-returns/

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    • Republicanvet91 says:

      After reading that again, it seems Avenatti was holding out on making whatever was leaked to him until he had ALL of the SARs identified.

      He only acted once he knew the other two could not be accessed.

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  40. Republicanvet91 says:

    Interesting. The news articles start around October 2017, yet their evidence suggests the Associate Director was still leaking to the media in August 2018.

    Nice to see Treasury officials digging up and leaking confidential financial information on their perceived political enemies to the media for at least a year.

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  41. The Devilbat says:

    Something doesn’t smell right but Sundance is on the trail.

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  42. Republicanvet91 says:

    From the CNN article: “About 20 minutes after Fry began accessing the reports, he placed two calls to a number associated with Avenatti, the complaint says, and shortly thereafter, Fry attempted to access two other Cohen-connected suspicious activity reports that the system told him were “unavailable.””

    Is there any possibility Avenatti can be charged with any crime over receiving these documents? Or inducing Fry to commit further crimes by asking him to obtain the 2 unavailable reports?

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  43. Firefly says:

    Apparently there’s been some feud going on between two treasury offices. The leaks seem to be comming from the intelligence side. John Fry is an intelligence analyst and had Acess to the FinCen Data base. Natalie Edwards and her boss Kip Brailey came over the the FinCen intelligence drop odni (Clapper). It’s not clear so coconspirator 1 in Edwards case is. Speculation is Thomas Ott or Kip Brailey. Ott has connections to Bruce Ohr.

    The currency in Washing dc seems to be information and blackmail. The data bases for fisa and financial seem to be abused all the time to get someone for whatever – whether teaparty or PTrump. Our doc/fbi are corrupt and tyrannical

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  44. jackphatz says:

    Why leak info to Michael Avenetti of all people? Avenetti is nothing but an idiot. At least Farrow has the appearance of being a pro.

    Liked by 1 person

  45. woohoowee says:

    Wonder if John C. Fry might know why San Fran NanJive wants PT45’s tax returns so badly?

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  46. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Seem to recall some Democrats and their mouthpieces the mainstream media claiming that all “17 intelligence agencies agree” that the Trump Campaign colluded with the Russians or some such nonsense. It is going to take a Herculean effort to decontaminate those agencies, that’s for sure!

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  47. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    So luvin that EKG up yonder.

    Need to add that new “Ventricular Trumpicardia” rhythm to my 12-lead interpretation manual…

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  48. Julia Adams says:

    And, while these particular Treasury employees are being charged and indicted with felonies for doing their parts for the Progressive Resistance, King Obama sat court side in Durham at Cameron Indoor arena watching UNC play Duke last night.

    These people were recruited and encouraged to leak; they will squeal

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  49. Ned Zeppelin II says:

    I keep wondering, how far and for how long will these left wing true believers heed the Omerta vow before someone starts singing the high notes, and so on up the chain, and the dominoes start to fall. These people strike me as delusional patsies, not hardened criminals. Problem is no prosecutor is pressing them. Barr has to fix all this, right?

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  50. Zorro says:

    2020 is still on for Avenatti right? This is just a minor speed bump.

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