A new report claims to quote an anonymous law enforcement official who takes credit for the leak of Michael Cohen’s financial records — allegedly because “two important reports” on President Donald Trump’s personal attorney could not be found in federal databases.
“The payments to Cohen that have emerged in the past week come primarily from a single document, a ‘suspicious-activity report’ filed by First Republic Bank, where Cohen’s shell company, Essential Consultants, L.L.C., maintained an account.
Farrow’s source claims that more than three million dollars in additional transactions were sent to Cohen’s bank account, but even though First Republic filed two legally mandated suspicious-activity reports (SARs) for these transactions, the law enforcement official could not find them in the database kept by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
When asked to comment on the status Cohen’s financial reports, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) said, “FinCEN neither confirms nor denies the existence of purported SARs.”
According to the previously leaked SAR, Cohen used the First Republic bank account for Essential Consultants, set up in October, 2016, to pay porn star actress Stephanie “Stormy Daniels” Clifford.