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Questions Abound After GOP Operative Digging For Dirt On Clinton Reportedly Committed Suicide

Just when you thought you had heard every head-scratching angle on the never-ending Trump-Russia saga, another piece of information enters the news cycle to flip the whole story on its head. Reports that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign pulled that trick with no problem, but there’s a new aside making the rounds that’s not getting as much attention.

As AOL shares, the curious case of Peter Smith, a GOP donor and opposition researcher, has entered the news cycle. Smith took his own life last year, and while that’s incredibly sad, it quickly turns into a thing that makes you go ‘hmmm’ as more details are revealed. It seems that Smith took his own life just days after he claimed to be working with Russian hackers to get to the bottom of Hillary Clinton’s missing emails once and for all.

“Death records from Minnesota show that Smith, 81, killed himself in a hotel through 'asphyxiation due to displacement of oxygen in confined space with helium' on May 14. Smith was found with a bag over his head, a helium source, and a suicide note that read there was 'NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER' regarding his death,” AOL reports. “Smith also apologized to the authorities and attributed his final decision to a 'recent bad turn in health,' according to the records cited by the Tribune, which also claimed his $5 million life insurance policy was close to expiring.”

You really can’t make this stuff up. Smith made his boasts to a Wall Street Journal reporter, and ten days later he was dead. While there’s nothing to suggest that there was any foul play involved, it’s nonetheless an incredibly curious turn of events.

“He also implied he was working with Mike Flynn, the disgraced former General Trump made his national security adviser before he was forced to resign,” the Mail reports. “The newspaper said it was not clear whether Flynn played any role in Smith's attempts to find Clinton's emails.”

As you would expect, reporters are pouncing on this new information to see if anything stinks to high heaven.

“The Journal said Flynn did not respond to requests, the White House declined comment, and the campaign said Smith never worked for it and that any such action undertaken by Flynn, if true, was not on its behalf,” the Mail continues. “Smith also told the Journal he believed hackers had Hillary's missing emails, and his team of sleuths had made contact with five groups - including two from Russia - that claimed to have them in their possession.”

In a week without non-stop coverage of the Trump Jr. fiasco, this story would probably make some more eyes bulge. Since the slow drip of information related to Trump Jr. has the market cornered in that regard at the moment, we can temporarily place this one to the side as a nugget of information to keep in mind.

Somewhere out there, political fiction writers are thanking their lucky stars for being alive during the Trump era.

Source: AOL, Daily Mail
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