This Panama Papers scandal struck me as suspicious from the start. First of all, it seemed curious that no US newspapers were involved in the "consortium" of investigative journalists behind it. That's exactly how you would arrange things if you wanted to make it look like it was of non-US origin.
Then there's the fact that no notable Americans seem to be involved in it.
Third, it's curious that the leak went to the Süddeutsche Zeitung. This newspaper was basically founded by the US military at the end of the Second World War and has retained its pro-US orientation ever since.
Fourth, it's curious that the major figures targeted by hostile headlines in the wake of these revelations are "political undesirables" Vladimir Putin and Marine Le Pen, even though their connection to the financial transactions described seems tenuous at best.
All of this becomes much more explicable when we learn that George Soros and the US government finance the organisations involved in manufacturing this "scandal".