Treasury employee arrested for revealing confidential bank info to press


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Working for the Democratic Party: An anti-Trump Treasury employee was arrested today for revealing confidential bank info to press.

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, 40, a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), is accused of illegally giving a reporter bank reports documenting several suspicious financial transactions, known as Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”), from October 2017 to the present. The financial transactions involved Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, campaign official Richard Gates, accused Russian agent Maria Butina and the Russian Embassy, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

An unidentified, higher-ranking Treasury colleague was cited in court papers as a co-conspirator with Edwards, but was not charged. That person, identified only as an “associate director” at FinCEN to whom Edwards reported, exchanged more than 300 messages with a reporter via an encrypted messaging application. [emphasis mine]

I wonder why this higher-ranking has not been arrested and charged as well.

The article also includes details about other anti-Trump officials now in trouble, including the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee, who pleaded guilty in connection with his leaking of national security information to the press, as well as recent revelations about the “leak strategy” of anti-FBI officials.

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  • wayne

    -yeah… this is getting into the full-blown tyranny realm. And I’d assume if they arrested 1 person, there’s 999 more doing the exact same thing. (in every department)

    Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards…she sounds like a high maintenance girl.

  • Cotour

    Natalie – Mayflower – Sours – Edwards.

    Not two but now we have a Liberal with three last names, how does that happen?

    A woman, Natalie Mayflower, who is probably a millenial second generation feminist / Liberal Democrat with one last name marries a man that already has a two last hyphenated name who is the son of a feminist and her culturally castrated husband?

    Whats next five last names? Six?

    This is not a good sign.

  • wayne

    Cotour
    -generally, it’s only the infamous killers that get 3 names. (Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth, James Earl Ray, etc.)

  • Peggy Heath

    Maybe they’re waiting to see who bolts.

  • mpthompson

    When SARs are leaked it paints an unfair and misleading picture of the person the subject the SARs. These are normal documents the government mandates be generated on all financial transactions that meet a specific criteria regardless if these transactions are suspicious or not. We all are subject to such forms being generated for perfectly normal and innocent personal or business financial transactions.

    However, in the hands of a reporter, such documents can be used in a sinister manner to paint anyone as having participated in “suspicious financial activities” and under government scrutiny. As Wayne points out, this kind of stuff is getting into full-blown tyranny realm.

  • wayne

    mpthompson–
    Good stuff, thanks for pointing out the obvious.

    Bought my daughter a new car when she earned her PhD; the bank filed 2 SAR’s on me when I withdrew the money, (I made 2 separate withdrawals under the limit, but I guess they thought I was “structuring” the cash) and the dealership filed another one when I bought the car a few weeks later.

    I would remind everyone—this sort of stuff is a direct result of the last war-on-drugs, wherein you are often required to prove you didn’t get your cash from drug sales, rather than the government being required to prove you did.

  • commodude

    SARs shouldn’t exist, they’re part of the guilty until proven innocent culture of the administrative state, and fall right in line with other unconstitutional BS like civil forfeiture. There are undoubtedly SARs which exist for me, because once generated, they exist in perpetuity in one database or another, they never disappear.

  • wayne

    commodude-
    standing right next to you on that thought!

    ref:
    Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, they apparently caught her red-handed with a USB stick loaded with documents she had no right to posses. (out on bail 100K) ((Jeez, does she have a “server, in the barn” as well? [and by ‘barn’ we mean 1,200 sq/ft guest-house]

    — I worked at the County level with psych/health-records, and we were forbidden to look-stuff-up, unless we had a very good reason, and ALL our access was audit-trailed and logged to death. (The Feds demand it!) We also had a State wide data-base we could access; everyone’s Controlled Substance prescriptions; who, when, where, how many, what kind, who paid for it.
    (trust me…. nobody really wants that happening, but it does. And considering how intrusive it actually is, Vs. the actual on-the-street-benefit to “public health,” nobody should stand for it.)

    “FinCEN,” it’s always a Mole Hunt! These people, need to lose their phony-baloney jobs, and then get fitted for orange jumpsuits (and free tickets to Guantanamo bay). We might as well, just wrap crime-tape around the entire District Of Columbia, haul everyone’s computer away, and change out the entire workforce in one swoop.

  • Edward

    We often call this type of thing as “draining the swamp,” but it reminds me of old western movies in which someone new comes to town, discovers that it is corrupt, and cleans up town hall (or whatever) by the end of the movie.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064780/?ref_=nv_sr_1 (The Over-the-Hill Gang)

    The end of this one is two or six years away, and I hope town hall gets cleaned up by then. After eight years of Obama and his fundamental transformation from liberty to tyranny, it is pretty dirty in a deeply ingrained way.

  • Dick Eagleson

    Wayne,

    In addition to famous killers, many – though not all – Miss America winners have generally been referred to thereafter by all three of their names. Make of that what you will.

    Agree entirely with everything else you said.

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