This is explosive, Turns out that payments to Michael Cohen were sourced from SARs filed with the Treasury Department. A SAR is a Suspicious Activity Report filed with Treasury by a bank. Apparently a number of SARs associated with Michael Cohen have gone missing; perhaps purged from the computer system. A Treasury investigator with a long history in law enforcement leaked what remains to prevent them from also going up in smoke.

Ronan Farrow has the complete story at the New Yorker.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.