The law enforcement official who leaked some of Michael Cohen's financial records last week told The New Yorker they did so because two other important documents related to Cohen's banking activity were mysteriously missing from a government database. Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, opened an account at First Republic Bank for his shell company Essential Consultants LLC. The leaker released a suspicious-activity report filed by the bank over hundreds of thousands of dollars deposited by Cohen from Novartis, AT&T, and other companies, but two earlier suspicious-activity reports detailing more than $3 million in suspicious transactions are missing from the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network database, which records concerns about money laundering and other crimes.

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