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Wed Oct 17, 2018, 01:08 PM

Maddening when they arrest the whistleblowers before the criminals

joshua epstein @thejoshuablog 36m36 minutes ago
Via @RawStory: Treasury official arrested for leaking documents linked to Muellerís Russia probe http://dlvr.it/Qnf2mR

from RawStory:

A U.S. Treasury Department official has been criminally charged with leaking confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and others, to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed, Manhattan federal prosecutors announced on Wednesday.

Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Departmentís Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. She was expected to make an initial appearance in Virginia federal court later in the day.

Suspicious activity reports are submitted by banks to alert law enforcement to potentially illegal transactions. Prosecutors said that beginning in October 2017, Edwards disclosed suspicious activity reports connected to Manafort and his longtime associate Richard Gates, the Russian embassy and accused Russian spy Maria Butina.

The disclosures were reported in a series of articles in BuzzFeed related to Special Counsel Robert Muellerís investigation of possible coordination between U.S. President Donald Trumpís 2016 election campaign and Russia, according to prosecutors.

read: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/treasury-official-arrested-leaking-documents-linked-muellers-russia-probe/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Reply Maddening when they arrest the whistleblowers before the criminals (Original post)
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 01:10 PM

1. What do you mean "arrest the whistleblowers before the criminals"


Manafort and Gates are already convicted, and Butina is behind bars pending trial.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 02:00 PM

2. exactly

...pop quiz tomorrow (essay form).

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 02:06 PM

3. I think it's interesting that it took this long for an arrest. NT

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