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Trump's Crackdown on Leaks Snares Senior Treasury Official

  • Manafort, Rick Gates, Russian Embassy files given to reporter
  • Most recent article tied to leak was published Monday
The U.S. Department of the Treasury building in Washington.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump’s hunt for leakers in his administration snared a senior Treasury Department employee who was charged with giving a journalist bank records about suspicious transactions involving Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and accused Russian agent Maria Butina.

The prosecution of Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is intended to send a signal that Treasury will punish violations of a law designed to protect sensitive client information that banks flag to the department, said a senior department official who asked not to be identified.