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Saturday, February 23, 2019

IRS Investigator Charged With Leaking Records Of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

IRS Logo 2New York Times, I.R.S. Employee Charged With Leaking Confidential Records of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen:

Federal prosecutors in San Francisco on Thursday charged an employee of the Internal Revenue Service with illegally leaking banking records connected to Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer.

Prosecutors said that in his role working for the investigative unit of the I.R.S., John C. Fry, an employee of the agency since 2008, had access “to various law enforcement databases” and had used them to search for records related to Mr. Cohen multiple times. He then gave the information to Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, who has claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to the prosecutors. ...

The charges came just days before Mr. Cohen is scheduled to appear before three congressional committees to give testimony.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2019/02/irs-investigator-charged-with-leaking-records-of-trump-lawyer-michael-cohen.html

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Comments

Is Mr. Publius still around? He always maintained that everything was right and proper at the IRS back during the Obama administration.

Posted by: MM | Feb 25, 2019 7:12:59 PM

The IRS seems to have so many political operatives that it's easy to believe that Trump's tax returns have already been accessed and leaked, ready to be released for an October Surprise and with no time to explain or dispute conclusions. The guilty walk away with their taxpayer-funded pensions.

Posted by: Woody | Feb 23, 2019 11:21:28 AM