Former Senior Treasury Financial Crimes Official Pleads Guilty To Leaking Records of Cohen, Manafort, Gates, Butina and More…

As you review this story keep in the back of your mind that U.S. DC Attorney Jessie Liu has been recently moved to head the Financial Crimes Division of the Treasury Department.

CTH noted last year when John Fry, an intelligence analyst with the IRS’s law enforcement arm, was arrested that something more was happening in the background of his case and the DOJ case against Natalie Sours-Edwards.   Today Ms. Sours-Edwards pleads guilty to downloading & distributing the financial records of people connected to the Trump orbit.

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.

(VIA DOJ) Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards Illegally Repeatedly Transmitted SARs and Other Sensitive Government Information To A Reporter Resulting In Approximately 12 News Articles Over 1-Year Period.

Ms. Sours-Edwards, a former senior adviser at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), pled guilty today to conspiring to unlawfully disclose Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”).

Beginning in approximately October 2017, and lasting until her arrest in October 2018, EDWARDS agreed to and did unlawfully disclose numerous SARs to a reporter (“Reporter-1”), the substance of which were published over the course of approximately 12 articles by a news organization for which Reporter-1 worked (“News Organization-1”).

The illegally disclosed SARs pertained to, among other things, Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, the Russian Embassy, Maria Butina, and Prevezon Alexander.

EDWARDS had access to each of the pertinent SARs and saved them – along with thousands of other files containing sensitive government information – to a flash drive provided to her by FinCEN. She transmitted the SARs to Reporter-1 by means that included taking photographs or images of them and texting the photographs or images to Reporter-1 over an encrypted application.

In addition to disseminating SARs to Reporter-1, EDWARDS sent or described to Reporter-1 internal FinCEN emails or correspondence appearing to relate to SARs or other information protected by the BSA, and FinCEN nonpublic memoranda, including Investigative Memos and Intelligence Assessments published by the FinCEN Intelligence Division, which contained confidential personal information, business information, and/or security threat assessments.

At the time of EDWARDS’s arrest, she was in possession of a flash drive on which she saved the unlawfully disclosed SARs, and a cellphone containing numerous communications over an encrypted application in which she transmitted SARs and other sensitive government information to Reporter-1.  (read more)

There is so much sketchy about all of this – it is difficult to know where to begin.

[Sidebar Question: In 2017 how would Mrs. Sours-Edwards know to search and download the financial records of Maria Butina?  …I digress]

First, within the current DOJ press release there is no identification of Mrs. Edwards co-conspirator.  Mrs. Edwards was a “senior official”; however, within the original indictment there was clearly a supervisor who was working with her: [Pg 13]

What happened to the co-conspirator?

Second, based on the information from 2018 CTH was able to identify that at least one part of Ms. Sours-Edwards leaking was a series of financial records identical to those sent to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

[May 2018] 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)

Which begs the question:  Was Ms. Edwards alone in leaking the financial records, or did both the SSCI and Ms. Edwards leak that material to the media?

Why is this question important?…. Because it will determine what happens with her plea.  There is a decent likelihood, perhaps even a strong likelihood, Ms. Edwards will benefit from the same issue that protected SSCI Security Director James Wolfe.

Watch the plea process closely.  If my hunch is correct, the DOJ will touch Ms Edwards very lightly in their sentencing recommendation as they did with James Wolfe.

Thirdly, along the lines of the SSCI and the DOJ sentencing, it does not go unnoticed that former FBI Director James Comey’s daughter, Maurene Comey, is the SDNY prosecutor in this case.

…”This case is being prosecuted by the Office’s Public Corruption Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kimberly J. Ravener, Daniel C. Richenthal, and Maurene R. Comey are in charge of the prosecution.”… (link)

Lastly, few things shock me upon follow-up review; however, this statement:

…”The illegally disclosed SARs pertained to, among other things, Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, the Russian Embassy, Mariia Butina, and Prevezon Alexander. EDWARDS had access to each of the pertinent SARs and saved them – along with thousands of other files containing sensitive government information“…

I find the “thousands of other files” to be particularly noteworthy.

I would not be surprised to discover those files would include President Trump’s tax records; and/or the records of his business and family interests.

What exactly did Ms. Edwards extract, download and leak?

Perhaps that’s why U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu was moved into the Treasury Dept (?).

As we noted last year, 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)

Keep an eye on the sentencing phase for Ms. Sours-Edwards.  I suspect we have not seen the end of this story….

…unfortunately, as with James Wolfe, I also suspect it won’t be the DOJ to tell it.

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223 Responses to Former Senior Treasury Financial Crimes Official Pleads Guilty To Leaking Records of Cohen, Manafort, Gates, Butina and More…

  1. This would mark the first real Coup conviction–if they don’t give her the James Wolfe overdue book-fee punishment.

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    • jambo says:

      James Wolfe did the best thing for himself, threaten to put the whole corrupt mob on the stand with him. They were always going to back down.

      The upper echelons of DC are riddled with corrupt bad actors no matter what the departmental initials are. Wolfe knows where the SSCI bodies are buried who know where the DoJ bodies are buried hence the DoJ can’t touch Wolfe if the threatens to upset the apple cart.

      If Sours-Edwards does likewise then the DoJ backs down again and she skates. They absolutely cannot afford anybody to turn over any rocks.

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      • mikeyboo says:

        Wolfe would never have made it to trial.

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        • they can still try him on the more serious charge…….get this bitch also….a twofer….screw Mark Warner

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        • trnathens says:

          Couldn’t a light sentence also mean she’s cooperating? Everyone is clamoring for a white hat to come forward, or whistleblower, or…low hanging fruit that can be used to squeeze those above her. That’s what we want, right? To get to the big fish? Well, that means the little fish get little to no “consequence” in return for cooperation.

          If her sentence is light, I prefer to believe it’s because of cooperation, not corruption.

          But that’s just me! Do unto others as you would have them do to you. Have Faith. The reveal is happening.

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          • trnathens says:

            And if a light sentence is for any other reason? Isn’t everybody watching now? So…it’ll be obvious, and it’ll be further proof of the depth of corruption for all to see and understand. So, it’s actually win-win.

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      • If everyone knows Wolfe is dirty maybe that’s what PDJT meant by “I caught them all.” Or maybe I’m just hoping in one hand…

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    • john another says:

      Who exactly is it that reports this information to the DOJ, Congress, White House Legal, Fox, Limbaugh, Hannity et. al.? Does anyone even know what the numbers are versus the Deep State, MSM, Google,Facebook, Twitter et. al.? With these appointments and the actions of the DOJ, FISA (Supreme Court), FBI they are just laughing and spitting in our faces. Are we an echo chamber of very good folk with exultant researchers or are we forwarding this to where it needs to be? I hear very little of this from anyone in the first sentance.

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  2. Chip Doctor says:

    I’m pissed and it hasn’t happened yet.

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    • “SARs”… even moar of the swamp spying on Americans, and their money.

      You earn it, but if you take over X amount of CASH out of it, bang! A report is generated due to the amount. Sent to the gubmint to assess… I think it’s down to amounts even of $3k now.

      Where’s the LIBERTY and freedom there? Where is my privacy???

      And creatures like this one can access and share this with anyone?

      We need a MUCH SMALLER government system. Yeah, I’m pissed too.

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  3. Sentient says:

    She’s a beaut.

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    • MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

      Comment deleted by Admin…

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      • Johnny says:

        A screaming liberal in a VFW? I know some female vets that would teach her a lesson or 2.

        Only place I could think of would the urinal target! LOL.

        That picture would make a good target for any Veterans groups men’s room urinal

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Johnny:

          The by laws of all VFWs and Eagles required that all urinal
          screens have a picture or reference to “Hanoi Jane”. At least
          used to.

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          • Johnny says:

            Hanoi Jane now has some company . LOL.

            I have taken aim at Hanoi Jane a many a night in the VFW.

            Best target practice a man can get, after consuming a few beers.

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            • jeff montanye says:

              jane fonda was right: it was an anti-colonial war the u.s. had no business being in, much less coercing the unwilling, under penalty of five years imprisonment, to fight. those who don’t like the government knowing how they make their money, try on how they’d like being told to go to the other side of the world and kill or be killed by people who never attacked our nation, or go to prison for five years.

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      • Ackman419 says:

        Ha, I saw the post before adrem made the call to junk it.
        I thought it was a clever and funny one liner.
        Sounds like something Our Lion would say.

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    • The picture of her (used in the post above) looks like a mugshot for a backwoods meth addict/prostitute

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  4. The Boss says:

    I also find the Maria Butina angle most interesting and would welcome a digression in her direction.

    Liked by 6 people

    • The most interesting thing about Butina is how they tried to use her to get the NRA, a la Fast and Furry-ous. If you were in the Coup business, disarming the citizenry would have to be a top goal.

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    • Deplore Able says:

      The FBI (Peter Strozk) was using Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne to run Maria Butina at persons connected to the Trump campaign. Maybe someone at the FBI was interested if there was any success in connecting Maria Butina to a Trump campaign official. Or maybe someone at the FBI was a bit concerned that Patrick Byrne was getting nervous about the way he was used and was looking for information that might be used to silence Patrick Byrne.

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      • livefreeordieguy says:

        I would say they found it, DA… Byrne came out in a flurry of interviews suggesting all kinds of nefarious misbehavior and then disappeared almost immediately from the airwaves as best I can tell… I’d say the FBI, et al used the ‘silencing information’ quite effectively.

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      • icthematrix says:

        The depths of this evil cabal is astounding.

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  5. John Davis says:

    Lots of little fish in the swamp. The big ones always seem to get away.

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    • Raptors2020 says:

      Washington versus Trump. Evelyn Farkas warned us long, long ago.

      Talking about charging this or that bureaucrat for petty crimes is spitting into a hurricane.

      Make war on the Deep State, or choose to live in an authoritarian state.

      They’ll come for Lindsey Graham or Mitt Romney last, but they will come for them.

      The welfare state will mollify the poor. The rich will remain rich; big government means big spending, means big profit. The middle class, which is America, will wither.

      Trump is John the Baptist. Not to be sacreligious, but someone or something has to come next. The Left are anarchists: they crave civilizational collapse. Many of the limousine liberals are dilettante leftists (like the Hollywood clowns): they think they want radical change. They don’t.

      The middle-class (Republicans) must save the country. The world economy, since World War II, is based on re-distributing the wealth created by American capitalism. Without American wealth, the world descends into another Dark Age. The Left is saturated with the Hegelian myth that progress is inevitable. It isn’t.

      Defeat the Deep State and save the world. How’s that?

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    • Ackman419 says:

      You got that right, brother.
      It’s part of why we are so cynical about our .gov, and distrustful of the swamp.
      The big predators are still active.

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  6. Boots says:

    And Bill Barr approved Liu’s transfer.

    Nuff said.

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    • California Joe says:

      Barr had to get Liu out of the US Attorney’s Office in DC otherwise none of these people will be charged! Putting her in FINCIN like sending her to the Naval War College in Newport RI. It’s a banishment just the same!

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      • The Boss says:

        Liu is being baby sat by Steve Mnuchin. He’s a “killer” of sorts.

        Liked by 6 people

        • warrprin1 says:

          “Liu… baby sat by Steve Mnuchin” – This is the best news I’ve seen all day, Boss. Nah, in way more time than that. I wonder what Jessie thinks about her change of scenery and management? Must be a rather significant difference from the way she was conducting business previously. At least I pray that is the case.

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        • mikeyboo says:

          Its one of Steve Mnuchin’s best qualities. But if you really want to scare the chit out of her, let her be supervised by Wilbur Ross.

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    • Raptors2020 says:

      Barr is the flea riding the elephant. The culture inside the DOJ has to change.

      Who you promote, who you don’t will matter. The cultural trope that Democrats are welcomed, Republicans are tolerated (at best) must be extinguished.

      The bureaucracy has to shrink: only when resources dwindle will hard choices be made.

      You must make examples of people (Alinsky Rules): personalize and polarize. Jessie Liu’s banishment matters.

      Force zealots who want favorable treatment for Democrats and leftists to stand up and be counted.

      Most important of all: demand a moral standard where the law is paramount. Constitutional originalists must rule. Barr must intervene in cases where exotic interpretations are planned. The law and the Constitution are friends of the Conservative.

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  7. Ironclaw says:

    I say we burn the witch at the stake.

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  8. Reserved55 says:

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  9. Treasury employee charged in leaks to invoke ‘see something, say something’ defense
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/3/treasury-employee-charged-leaks-obligation-lawyer/

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    • WSB says:

      Edwards was only charged with two counts, according to this article…

      “Ms. Edwards, 40, was charged last month with two counts related to allegedly leaking Suspicious Activity Reports maintained by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). She was arrested Oct. 16, pleaded not guilty the following day before a judge in Virginia and remains free on a $100,000 bond following Friday’s hearing in Manhattan federal court.”

      The story males her a Joan of Arc. Sick.

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  10. WSB says:

    Do we know if the SARS are real or fake?

    According to the 10/29 article…

    “Sources also claimed that OIA has opened a back door to officers from other intelligence agencies throughout the government, including the the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Officials from those agencies have been coming to work at OIA for short periods of time, sometimes for as little as a week, and thereby getting unrestricted access to information on US citizens that they otherwise could not collect without strict oversight.”

    And then this…

    “In October of 2016, Rep. Sean Duffy, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, sent a letter to then-Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew asking for OIA’s legal authority to collect and retain domestic information.

    Nearly one year later, the Congressman has yet to receive an answer, according to a committee staffer.”

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  11. ann says:

    “Unfortunately, as w James Wolfe, it won’t be the DoJ to tell it”.

    The circuitous and unwarrentedly circumspect manner of the investigation substantiates Sundance.

    Is the lag time useful for distancing Warner? To protect CC1?
    He & fellow righteous colleagues zealous pursuit to substantiate their Russia Lie: “we must follow the money”.

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  12. Han Solo says:

    It will be interesting to compare the actual sentencing of Flynn and later on Edwards as compared to the Fed Sentencing guidelines for their crimes…will be interesting to see if Flynn gets the max and Edwards is treated with kid gloves…actually, it will be quite infuriating.

    How is Comey’s wife on this case and not recused?

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  13. littleanniefannie says:

    Good to see Mark Warner admit that the information came to his committee. This confirms my belief that Burr is CINO (Chairman In Name Only) of the Senate Intelligence Committee. When you look at the committee members, my first thought is what Intelligence exists on this committee? I have yet to see anything intelligent come from CINO Burr and his puppeteer Mark “let me contact Steele and Simpson myself” Warner. Why hasn’t Warner been charged yet? I guess the biggest reason is that Burr isn’t intelligent enough to know he’s been played for the fool he is!

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    • warrprin1 says:

      The as-big-as question is, why hasn’t Mitch removed Burr from the Chairmanship of that corrupt committee? What is the game here that is being played by the Turtle?

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      • Issy says:

        You have to have a corrupt person to do the dark deals needed to keep the wheels functioning between the intel agencies and the senate. It’s all pretty much for show, as the agencies do as they please.

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  14. Shyster says:

    I want to know what’s up with the supervisory coconspirator. She reported to this criminal and conspired with her, at least, immediate boss. This stinks of another low level coup plotter becoming the sacrificial lamb while those in power disappear unscathed into the wind never to be discussed or put in the spot light again. This is the Wolfe model all over. Get caught, wash, rinse repeat. She has plead guilty so there must be a plea deal involved, Look for her to get a slap on the wrist!

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  15. Sara c says:

    What the holy hell is going on? The dots all need to be connected NOW

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Unsk says:

    But, But, But Why would she need to be criminally deranged Democrat? She is so beautiful she could have gotten any man she wanted with that face; she didn’t need to do some superior’s dirty work. Or did she?

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  17. Genie says:

    Anytime I see a woman perp with more than two aliases, I laugh and remember the famous line in the Andy Griffith episode “Convicts at Large.” The radio announcer describes an escaped female convict.
    Radio announcer: The leader is Big Maude Tyler– 5’6″ tall, dark hair, weight– 175 pounds. Known as “Big Maude Tyler,” “Clarice Tyler” “Maude Clarice Tyler,” “Annabelle Tyler” and “Ralph Henderson.”

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  18. Pa Hermit says:

    When will some Republican/Righty ever leak anything about a Democrat? It’s always on the Left and nothing ever happens to them!

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  19. digleigh says:

    I get sick of hearing of crimes, corruption, then cover-up, and NOTHING done!!!! Where are all these Good guys in all these agencies or Congress.we keep hearing about???..I am at the stage of praying for God just to wash DC away since there is not one righteous……imprecatory prayers of David….It is all so disheartening…..Warner and Schiff need to go first !!

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  20. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    “No reasonable prosecutor”
    Like father, like daughter.

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    • emet says:

      I would hazard that the “thousands of other files” are TECs records. (Treasury Enforcement Computer System). Far more sensitive than SARs.

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  21. Bogeyfree says:

    Remember the DOJ recommends incarceration for Flynn for lying (but actually framed)

    Let’s see what this same DOJ recommends for Edwards for leaking

    Don’t be shocked if we get probation or less.

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  22. I have a dream. I dream that President Trump’s lawyers would go into the Senate and demand the Chief Justice recuse himself for not stopping the FISC from wiretapping the President. Or more precisely, from rubber-stamping the wiretapping that had already been taking place illegally. And then demand the recusal of Senator BurrWarner, the Two-Headed Constitutional Crime Wave f or their Siamese Coup Attempt.

    Yes, I have a dream.

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  23. jephfree says:

    Organized Crime Organized Resistance
    Prosecute & sue em

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  24. Carly says:

    The light punishments will continue to embolden the left until they do something even more unimaginably heinous. Whatever can we do? My only hope is that in the end, they will make an accounting before God, as we all must.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Light punishment of worker bees that never thought they would be noticed and everyone was doing it.

      Trust me her life has changed I know I would rather see her swing from the gallows but any punishment to the insignificant ones sends a message to all the other drones they may not get as good a deal. “Do I keep my mouth shut and hope they don’t catch me or do I spill.and offer what I know” ” My God I cannot afford to lose my job over this”.

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      • Dutchman says:

        She has already been assured a BETTER job elsewhere, rest assured.

        Its part of a package deal; “free” legal representation (so we can make,sure you don’t ‘flip’) and secure employment in the private sector, with a bump in pay, and nice bennies.

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        • trialbytruth says:

          I doubt it Dutchmen we are way down the ladder here.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Has ANYONE, no matter HOW far ‘down the ladder’, gotten more than a symbolic wrist slap, if they were against DJT?

            FOR Trump, Flynn, Cohen, Manfort, Stonei etc. They got the BOOK thrown at them.
            PapaD inly got off with a,wrist slap, cause his cagey girlfriend/wife told him DON’T bring the ten grand back. Otherwise he’d be doing serious time.

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            • trialbytruth says:

              Not my point Dutchman you will get no argument from me that its a two tiered justice system. All 8 am saying is the life disruption for these government clerks who thought they were in the club are going to be personally destructive….yeah 8 know a noose is better….hard time in prison is better but even the fear of these disruptions will be enough to turn them.

              These are nobodies they wont go to cupcake prison. If they serve 3 months in county they will never be the same and they know it … They are scared they dont know how to avoid being shanked.

              They are not going to want their kids. Visiting them in jail. Will their spouses wait for them or will they cut bait take the lids and start a new life.

              The punishment is not nearly as devastating as just being outed. Remember these people live in socor mom cal-da-sac land

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              • Dutchman says:

                They are HEROS in their neighborhoods and social circles, and as long as they can implicate others, they are safe.
                She apperently can, a ‘Supervisor’, and THAT,person can implicate who directed THEM, and so on.
                And so, the lowly person walks, and gets paid off, one way or another.

                Its hush $, laundered through gofundme accounts, book deals, jobs, and lawfare lawyers working ‘pro bono’, yeah right!

                She’ll probably get a job with Citibank, or B of A, advising them how to violate regs, without punishment or something.

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  25. Curt says:

    Is there no end to these deep state bastards? It becomes difficult to listen to and digest the extent of their seditious activity….. absolutely repulsive.

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  26. trialbytruth says:

    Okay I know we all want a hanging.

    It aint going to happen. However if you were busted at work for leaking say boudoir pictures.of.the bosses wife. No one goes to jail but what happens to your perfect life, your mortgage, your car payment. Do your friends and family still respect you. You lose your 15 year career job and have no reference.

    In this case there is press reports the checkout lady at Walmart recognizes you so does.the barista where you get coffee. You will.forever be marked as not trustable and unreliable

    I know this is not what we want BUT a thousand other resisters and their wives and husbands are watching this. The game now involves risks and consequences that were not considered.

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    • Bill says:

      What? The way it works is she will do her minuscule amount of time and land a job way above her pay grade at either a law firm or govt contractor such as booze Allen. Making six figures and I’m not talking about $100K. It will be $250K plus. She’s protecting the enemy. And the enemy will reward her handsomely. Do you not see this? The enemy is BRIBING these people to take the fall. It’s all part of their master plan. They have deep pockets. This woman will not be ruined because if they let her be destroyed she will open up and spill the beans and take down the next domino.

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  27. Republicanvet91 says:

    The “thousands of files” on her thumb drive would be very interesting, if only we had any kind of honest investigation into this mess.
    Would any include Oleg Deripaska? He seems to figure in quite a bit of this coup, so I wonder if they were searching for something to pressure him with for cooperation with their coup.
    If Congress were interested, they might discover a number of Senators or Congressmen named in the files.

    For any administration that was loudly touted as scandal-free, there sure has been a significant amount of damage to the country that will take years to recover from, if ever.

    The CIA was always suspect. The FBI is a complete joke. The DOJ is going downhill fast and picking up speed. Now we can add Treasury to the race.

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  28. An says:

    > As you review this story keep in the back of your mind that U.S. DC Attorney Jessie Liu has been recently moved to head the Financial Crimes Division of the Treasury Department.

    Why do I feel like she was moved there to work against Trump on tax stuff?

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  29. I don’t see the President’s name mentioned in the above (just by Sundance), so it is obvious she, like Clinesmith, is just another scapegoat, someone I never heard of (par for the course of such machinations), thrown over the side by the main criminals in highest positions, showing yet again their complete lack of character, and petty, smug, reality-denying evil. We oldsters have seen this kind of totally slimy behavior in every other institution that feels itself threatened. It CANNOT be corrected from within any of these rotten agencies, from within any part of the corrupted government (this is why such national self-destructions give rise to one-man dictatorship, overruling all the old government structures; because they will not save themselves by correcting themselves).

    We do not have a legitimate federal government.

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  30. JohnCasper says:

    Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
    – Justice Brandeis, Olimstead v. United States 277 U.S. 438 (1928)

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  31. billmonnie says:

    Comey’s daughter Maurene Comey and Barr’s transfer of Jessie Liu to Treasury is creating for me a sense of DESPAIR………Is the battle lost?

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  32. billmonnie says:

    Comey’s daughter Maurene Comey and Barr’s transfer of Jessie Liu to Treasury is creating for me a sense of DESPAIR………Is the battle lost?

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  33. jogreggre says:

    Ms. Sours-Edwards will get a slap on the wrist sentence, become one more hero of the Left, and go on to become a handsomely paid correspondent for MSNBC and/or CNN. Which is absolutely repulsive. We have descended to a two-tier justice system, one for Leftists, the other for non-Leftists. Much like a banana republic. Progressives are without honor. For the Left it is politics uber alles.

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  34. DeWalt says:

    So she gets charged with Two counts. Prosecution recommends 0 – 6 months and a fine of less than 10 K.
    Count 1 : unauthorized use of government photo copier.
    Count 2: Unauthorized use of official stationary for private use.

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  35. JohnCasper says:

    Most of the Federal Government is just one big Crime Wave.

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  36. In 1976, Pres. Gerald Ford hired Paul Manafort to secure convention delegates from the insurgent Ronald Reagan, which Manafort did successfully. candidate Trump hired Manafort to do it again against Ted Cruz. It had zero to do with Russia.

    In fact, Mueller had given Manafort a pass on his deals because he was in business with the Podestas. Only when it became useful to the Russia Hoax years later did Mueller prosecute. If Dirty Bob had done his job in the first place, Donald Trump never would have hired Manafort.

    I only mention this because you’ll never hear from the Professional Liar Media. We’ve become like the Samizdat news smugglers in 2020 America, which is a hell of thing.

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    • DeWalt says:

      Personally I think it had more to do with Mueller owing Deraposka a return favor. Mueller shanked Manafort for the Russian Oligarch.

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    • Lily Layzell says:

      IIRC, it was Ed Cox, son-in-law of former President Nixon, who recommended Manafort to the Trump Team. He was Chair of the NY RNC.

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  37. Magabear says:

    So, if reporter #1 and anyone else knowingly acquired illegally obtained treasury data, are they not co-conspirators in the crime? 🤔 How could they not be? 🤔 And would not any of the information used from this illegally obtained data nullify any convictions that used that data as evidence? 🤔

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  38. Zimbalistjunior says:

    Ah the resistance.
    Start singing now, coup plotters.
    Give up your leaders.
    Save yourselves.

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  39. rcogburn says:

    How is this woman able to retain and pay for a $1000/hr+++ defense attorney like Marc Agnolio? http://marcagnifilo.com/professionals/marc-agnifilo/

    Past clients: Dominique-Strauss Kahn, ex-IMF head who raped a hotel maid; Martin Shkreli; Keith Raniere and Allison Mack of NXIVM cult fame. His other cases here: http://marcagnifilo.com/my-cases/

    He may be a sleazebag of an attorney but he sure ain’t cheap. Who’s paying the bills?

    + his wife oversees the Trial Division at the Manhattan DA

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  40. arsumbris says:

    With every story like this, it’s like we’re watching the case unfold that our Republic has been eaten hollow from the inside. The rot is so widespread. If Trump can’t fix this corruption in a two-term administration, what alternatives are left? I doubt we’re going to elect another Trump any time soon after 2024…

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    • Boots says:

      Ah yes, 2024. When the Divinely appointed Donald J. Trump leaves the Presidency to his successor. Will his successor be one in his mold, or will a swamp monster take his place? Is God giving us an 8 year reprieve before He allows our country to be dissolved into the cesspool that Dems envision?

      It’s said to pray for the best and prepare for the worst. Americans have 4 years to prepare for the worst. The militias must be reestablished in every state, and national correspondence and planning between them commence. A plan of OUR resistance to the Demo-Communist plans to make our lives living hell, much as the Communists have in England, France, Germany, etc, must be hammered out.

      Are we ready for that? Are people ready to fight? Give their lives? Their riches? Possessions? Does no one see the peril is real, the peril is imminent, the enemy of your life and freedom is real and alive in your government?

      Votes alone may give us 4 more years if the R’s and independents put people at poling places to watch these thieving bastard Demo-Commies. But sooner or later we have to admit, have to accept, have to understand, that if we don’t fight with arms we’ll never defeat the organized force of evil that’s trying to kill us by killing our country. In this case the pen has been mightier than the gun, because the enemy wields all the pens. But we, The People, have all the guns. 2024 will be the tell as to when to let slip the dogs.

      May God save us, and may we restart the militias so He can use them to defeat those trying to enslave us.

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  41. Perot Conservative says:

    There is so much rampant leaking going on, I wouldn’t assume the leaks came from her.

    Recall OIG Michael Horowitz said 50-100 FBI staff and agents, possibly more, were caught leaking. And the investigation should be ongoing, no final report yet. Plus Sessions had numerous leak investigations underway.

    I posted earlier an alleged Whistleblower leaker from 2009 who alleged gov’t illegal behavior, who received 20 months time, and he didn’t have “thousands of documents”.

    Was his crime pinpointing a corrupt government? Oh yeah, Mr. Kris was involved in that case. Seriously.

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  42. Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

    It’s endless.
    And all the while, they’re stealing and finding new ways to do the same.
    While taking breaks from that, they learn new lies to tell.
    Our Founding Fathers would be soooo proud.

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  43. Republicanvet91 says:

    Several news reports from late 2018 say she and her attorney(s) were in plea discussions, and that her court date was 1/20/2020.
    Did those talks break down?
    https://apnews.com/80319ba004064b1f98e4111532332b41
    Another interesting news report suggests she had additional charges filed against her in January 2019. In addition to the Associate Director, who is Enigma?
    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/prosecutor-indicates-potential-disposition-in-case-against-suspected-source-of-mueller-probe-leaks/

    It’s not clear what her current charges are, but if she is only charged with one count of unauthorized disclosure of SAR’s and one of conspiracy, she is getting off lightly. She had 24,000 SAR’s on her thumb drive.

    Which leads to the question, why do any FinCen IT systems have operational USB ports on employee’s computers?

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    • Dutchman says:

      So, had Prosecutors been interested (i.e. if the SARS,had been on prominent Democrat politicians or political operatives) they COULD have threatened her,with 24,000 seperate charges, and punishment if several life senten es, to get her to flip.

      Must be,an error above, said ‘one count of ‘conspiracy’; you can NOT conspire with yourself, so exactly WHO did,she conspire with, and,are,THEY being charged, too?

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  44. oldguy05 says:

    “In 2017 how would Mrs. Sours-Edwards know to search and download the financial records of Maria Butina? …I digress]”
    Patrick Byrne isn’t what he purports to be?

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  45. Republicanvet91 says:

    Oh, and she claimed she was a whistle blower according to her Wiki entry, and that she reached out to Congressional staffers. Seems that process is common, and they learned their lesson with how to do it with Ciaramella.

    “”Edwards told the Interviewing Agents, in sum and substance, that she is a “whistleblower” and the government acknowledges she filed a whistleblower complaint and reached out to congressional staffers””

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  46. Bogeyfree says:

    IMO if our DOJ was truly interested in halting all the leaking and sending a clear message that this crap won’t be tolerated, one would think they would ask for the maximum penalty under the law.

    But it appears they are asking for less than 3-5% of the max.

    So for the trust the plan lovers here is another REAL example, one of many so far that says IMO we will never see justice for 2 coups on a sitting President.

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  47. redline says:

    Maurene R. Comey, who orchestrated the disappearance of the Epstein “first attempt at ‘suicide'” tapes? THAT Maurene R. Comey?

    This is all ok. This is fine…

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  48. Jederman says:

    Please ban all progressive, socialist, democrat, lefty… commie wanna be from federal employment. The reasons are obvious.

    It may even stand up in court, given the wanton, in your face, BAMN “resistance.”

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  49. Hans says:

    SAR’s interesting…. perfect source for blackmail. The real question is who was her handler. Given the corruption in congress Biden and company lots of dirt to sway votes…

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    • Hans says:

      Just thinking it could include bribes being accepted by Federal judges…. SAR.smmmmm
      You would not even have to make the bribes ….mmmmm just a visit from the FBI explaining the details of the transaction. would do the Trick.

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  50. Daniel M. Camac says:

    Sundance et al, I truly believe we need to start setting up a network ASAP through all the internet sites that know what the F is really going on. We need a coordinated effort to fight this shit that is happening day in and day out against US. And I’m not talking about talking. I’m talking about taking our country back the way the way it must be taken back when all other ways fail.

    We need a George Washington. How the hell did those Patriots organize, fight and defeat the British who (although they did have to mobilize) still gave us a good fight? They had no internet, they had no mail system, save for men on horses driving hundreds of miles to deliver days old news.

    Our enemy is not thousands of miles away. They are within our borders.

    I hold my COLD ANGER close to my heart but I will not let the evil forces of this country destroy it.

    Nor will I just sit on this keyboard when the time comes and spout BS.

    I trust my President and his cabinet to right this country and they have done an awesome job despite the Damnocrats, RINOS and lying MSM.

    If this UNCONSTITUTIONAL IMPEACHMENT is not declared as such in the Senate then we need to act now before Piglosi, Shitftift and Chuckles think they can run they country and not the President of the United States!!

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    • 94corvette says:

      The corruption in our government stretches from the dog-catcher up. When was the last time (other than Trump) that someone had the courage to say, we don’t need all the government we have now. We need to do a thorough analysis and eliminate all areas of the government not authorized directly by the constitution. If we did that, we could totally eliminate 90% of the existing programs out there. Government employees exist to keep their jobs, get their kickbacks and obtain employment for their kin and friends.

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    • MD says:

      If as I suspect will happen our justice system (Barr and the courts) fails us we will be left with two options. One sit back and watch our free society turn into a socialist hell hole or two seek justice and accountability ourselves for these corrupt sleaze balls. One thing Trump could do is declassify and make public all the documents (unredacted) pertaining to the coup attempt.

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      • cantcforest says:

        MD , given recent performance, President Trump could order declassification and the DOJ/FBI/CIA….would produce nothing. There is a coup nearing its final result.
        And then there is crazy Nancy saying we can’t have President Trump in office as we head to the election?

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    • Pelosi to Stephanopolous “The President will be removed before the election by any means possible”

      What are the chances Ms Bandy Lee is waiting in the wings to orchestrate the next chapter?

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    • icthematrix says:

      We were told that we wouldn’t believe just how bad this was. Hell, it’s WAY beyond what I thought we were dealing with…and growing exponentially. The corruption is far deeper, involving more layers than imaginable. The greatest threat is how compromised our justice system is. Our President must be ready to declassify and release EVERYTHING as a final tripwire. If Barr prove worthless while the hoards press for yet more charges and another round of impeachment, BLOW THEM ALL UP…EVERYONE ON ALL SIDES OF THE AISLE.

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