Earlier this week, MSNBC’s Joy Reid connected the dots in response to a Wall Street Journal report that claimed a veteran Republican operative, Peter Smith, raised over $100,000 to track down Hillary Clinton’s stolen e-mails.
Smith has since died, but his work lingers and is now of interest to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into the Russian interference with the last United States Presidential election.
“In the final stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, Peter Smith was on a quest, hunting for what he believed to be e-mails stolen by Russian hackers from Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server. The Wall Street Journal interviewed Mr. Smith for that story,” Reid said.
“Smith implied to The Journal that his secret endeavor was somehow tied to Michael Flynn who had been an adviser in the campaign. And then about ten days after he talked to The Wall Street Journal, Peter Smith died,” she added. “He was found dead in a Minnesota hotel room in an apparent suicide.”
Reid continued, “It was not just Mike Flynn who Peter Smith implied was connected to his search for Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. According to Smith, it was also a handful of other top-tier campaign aides like Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon,” she explained.
Reid then pointed out the significance of Smith raising thousands of dollars and how it connects back to Russian interference.
“If you’re wondering what all of this means, if you’re wondering what might connect all these dots, you’re in very good company. The Journal reports that Robert Mueller is also investigating Peter Smith’s quest for Clinton’s e-mails,” she said.
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