An IRS staffer pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking financial details about former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to ex-Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti, NBC News reported.
John C. Fry, an IRS investigative analyst, logged on to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) database and obtained Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed on Cohen and his company Essential Consultants.
Fry then provided screen shots of the documents to Avenatti. The lawyer then made them public in 2017 to show that Cohen paid off Stormy Daniels after she accused President Donald Trump of having an affair with her.
Cohen later admitted that he paid Daniels, and claimed that Trump directed him to do so to influence the election. Trump has always denied having knowledge of Cohen’s actions.
Fry broke the law when he decided to put politics above doing his job properly, but he’s no different than many others like Comey and Mueller that are being investigated for the same thing right now.
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