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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:46 PM

What happened to the investigation into Michael Cohen's leaked financial records?


By LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN Dec 6, 2018, 12:00 PM ET

In the wake of Michael Cohenís bombshell plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller, questions remain about the investigation into the illegal leaking of the former presidential fixer and longtime attorney's sensitive financial records.

The pace of a Treasury Department internal watchdog's investigation into the leak of Cohenís information to attorney Michael Avenatti and the New York Times, concerns some in his inner circle, multiple sources told ABC News. The leaked information detailed millions of dollars in payments to Essential Consulting, LLC Ė a consulting company set up by Cohen in October 2016

They worry the matter has fallen off the administration's radar after Cohen signaled his cooperation with multiple investigations, including a New York state probe of the Trump Organization and the special counsel's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections, the sources said. Their questions about the timing of the Treasury Department inspector general's probe of Cohenís leaked financial information also come on the eve of his sentencing hearing in New York for tax evasion, campaign finance violations, giving a false statement to bank and lying to Congress.

The Treasury Department inspector general, when asked on multiple occasions over the last few months by ABC News, has said the status of the investigation into the leak is ongoing.

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https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/happened-investigation-michael-cohens-leaked-financial-records/story?id=59638647

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