The whistleblower who leaked Michael Cohen’s financial records is stepping forward to say why: records of bigger, potentially more sensitive, swaths of suspicious transactions appeared to be missing from a government database. My @newyorker investigation: https://t.co/5nR2CHNOUc— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 16, 2018
- Someone in the gov noticed data regarding Michael Cohen was deleted from a federal database and leaked the information.
- Tr*mp called undocumented immigrants (MS-13, supposedly) "animals" as our government puts their children in military warehouses.
- Tr*mp's financial forms admit he paid Stormy Daniels after multiple denials.
- Senate Intelligence Committee releases statement today that Russia DID attempt to help tr*mp win the 2016 election (the House aka Devin Nunes said they didn't lol).
The document that’s been making news over the past week is a “suspicious activity report”—the document filed by banks with the Treasury to flag potentially criminal activity. But it’s actually one of three—the smallest of them. pic.twitter.com/zaXNEnmptM— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 16, 2018
The government maintains a database that typically includes all such records. But the whistleblower said an exhaustive search turned up not a trace of the two larger suspicious activity reports. pic.twitter.com/7JJtZj4cDZ— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 16, 2018
Experts deeply experienced with that database agreed this was extremely unusual, and said the most likely explanation was that the contents of those two reports on Cohen were so sensitive that access had been restricted. pic.twitter.com/PtogKfiMTO— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 16, 2018
Disclosing the existence of suspicious activity reports carries strict criminal and civil penalties—including up to five years in prison. The whistleblower behind the disclosures knew of the risks but felt it was important that there be public scrutiny: pic.twitter.com/kzBTLV4Jyr— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 16, 2018
best day since november https://t.co/R7rb7mSlL0— ROSIE (@Rosie) May 16, 2018
Please please PLEASE pay attention to this. Please speak up and speak out against Trump's absolutely horrifying language about immigrants. Even if he can't use the full force of the government to hurt them, he has plenty of lunatic cultists listening to him who will. https://t.co/N1GzYGYDbu— Wil 'this account mocks fascists' Wheaton (@wilw) May 16, 2018
It can be hard to do terrible things when it will lead to people suffering. It’s hard to see people in pain and anguish. So what do you do? You reduce them to something else. They are not the same as you. You dehumanize. They’re not people anymore.— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) May 16, 2018
ICE is deporting people who’ve served multiple tours in the US Military. Something Officer Bone Spurs never did. They’re deporting people who love America more than Trump will ever pretend to. Are they the “animals,” Donny boy?? Shame on him. https://t.co/QPGQFDdZNq— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) May 17, 2018
Sources: Ronan's Twitter, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6