Someone just did a 1 x 5 spread in the VIX pretty big.
18,000 of the Sept 16 calls bought for $.90 ($1.6M premium)
Versus 90,000 Sept 23 calls traded for $.38 ($3.4M premium)
This trade hit just as the rumors that Cohn may resign hit, so not exactly a leap that someone wanted to be ready in case that occurs.
The idea that the buyer of this is also responsible for the “leak” is a possibility.