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Treasury Senior Adviser Pleads Guilty in Manafort Leaks Case (2)

Jan. 13, 2020, 10:28 PM

A former U.S. Treasury Department senior adviser admitted she illegally provided confidential suspicious transaction reports involving Paul Manafort and others to a BuzzFeed journalist, giving President Donald Trump’s administration a victory in its battle against leaks.

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, 41, pleaded guilty to leaking information about payments involving Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, and his deputy, Rick Gates, for about a year before she was arrested in 2018. Prosecutors didn’t identify the journalist to whom she gave the reports, but articles cited in court papers were from BuzzFeed.

Edwards, of Quinton, Virginia, had access to the ...