- A whistleblower who leaked financial documents related to Michael Cohen did so because files about Cohen were missing from a government database.
- That revelation came via a New Yorker interview published on Wednesday, in which the whistleblower, a career law-enforcement official, claimed two missing Suspicious-Activity Reports (SAR) indicate Cohen pulled down millions more dollars through his shell company than originally reported last week.
- That shell company is Essential Consultants, LLC, which Cohen set up in October 2016 to issue a $130,000 payment as part of a nondisclosure agreement with an adult-film star who claimed she had an affair with Donald Trump.
- After Trump’s election, Cohen solicited corporations for “consulting” gigs and funneled large sums of money from those firms through Essential Consultants, LLC.
A whistleblower who leaked financial information about Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen’s finances to the media did so because files about Cohen were missing from a government database, sparking concerns about a potential cover-up, according to a new report from The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow.
Funneling money through Essential Consultants LLC
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