Mnuchin: Treasury investigating possible leaks of Cohen data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his department’s inspector general is looking into whether banking records of President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen were leaked from an agency database, as well as whether any of the records were improperly blocked from view.

Mnuchin says the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, known as FinCen, does have the power to “suppress important information” at the request of law enforcement agencies. But he says he does not know whether that happened in this case.

The New Yorker magazine reported last week that a law enforcement official leaked information about Cohen’s bank records to several media organizations. That information showed a Cohen company getting large payments from organizations seeking to curry favor with the incoming Trump administration.

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