The Office of The Inspector General launched yet another probe yesterday and this time it’s aimed at a dirty cop (law enforcement official) who stepped up to take credit for giving Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen’s bank records to equally dirty attorney Michael Avenatti. With all this dirty being thrown everywhere, sooner or later you just know some of it’s going to stick, and it looks like it may not be just Donald Trump’s personal attorney that it sticks to.
According to the New York Post; the official had grown alarmed after being unable to find two important reports on Cohen’s financial activity in a government database. The official, worried that the information was being withheld from law enforcement, so he released them to Stormy Daniels’s attorney, Michael Avenatti.
In an interview with the New Yorker the “Law Enforcement Official” tries to explain why he did it but it gets a little murky considering his excuse was that he felt someone was trying to keep some of the documents hidden because they were missing;
Excerpt NY: The official, who has spent a career in law enforcement, told me, “I have never seen something pulled off the system. . . . That system is a safeguard for the bank. It’s a stockpile of information. When something’s not there that should be, I immediately became concerned.” The official added, “That’s why I came forward.”
So this “Official” instead of doing the right thing and alerting another “Official” that a couple of documents were missing from the report – decides to commit a crime and just hand them over to Michael Avenatti, one of the sleaziest attorneys on the planet?
SARs are not for public information and covered by the Bank Secrecy Act. Releasing them is a crime.
Robert Barnes@Barnes_LawAs forecast, Avenatti obtained his information through an illegal, CRIMINAL LEAK by someone now identified as a “law enforcement official.” Given this source both knew about bank transactions and had access to a government database, this is highly likely either #SDNY or #Mueller. https://twitter.com/Evan_Rosenfeld/status/996881477060079617 …