Cohen was spotted Thursday on Capitol Hill.
Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, exits the United States Courthouse after sentencing at the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 12, 2018.
According to the Times' report, Trump called Whitaker and asked him if he could put Trump ally Geoffrey S. Berman in charge of the multiple SDNY probes that have been swirling around former "fixer" Michael Cohen and potential corruption at the president's inaugural committee.
Fry's lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In the complaint, it is alleged that Fry, a San Francisco resident, committed the major no-no of disclosing Cohen's records to Avenatti. Court records do not show whether a plea was entered. "I did nothing wrong just like reporters do nothing wrong when they receive and report information", he told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Monico said in Wednesday's letter that Cohen needs to be monitored by his physician during his recovery. Chairman Elijah Cummings said in a memo that Cohen would be questioned about issues related to Trump's business practices, presidential campaign and embattled charitable foundation, including any payments relating to efforts to influence the 2016 election.
In August, Cohen admitted he made illegal campaign contributions at the behest of Trump and pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations in connection with the hush-money payments.
Cohen must report to prison on May 6, instead of the earlier set date of March 6. Cohen last week postponed a scheduled appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee due to medical reasons.
Soon after the news of Cohen's delayed prison date, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform announced a new date for a previously scrapped hearing with Cohen. Later that month, Farrow wrote a story about an unidentified law enforcement official who shared the SARs because he had grown alarmed after being unable to locate two such documents regarding Cohen in a government database.
After Whitaker's refusal, Trump soured on Whitaker, according to the New York Times' reporting, which The Washington Post has not confirmed.
The unauthorized disclosure of Suspicious Activity Reports can compromise the national security of the United States as well as threaten the safety and security of those institutions and individuals who file such reports. The agent added that Fry admitted to doing so when investigators confronted him in November.
"Fry confessed to verbally providing SAR information to Avenatti".