A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that a Republican researcher attempted to obtain hacked emails from the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign during the election, and that he believed Michael Flynn was tied to the effort. Peter W. Smith, the operative, died 10 days after speaking to the Journal about his claim.
GOP operative sought Clinton emails from hackers, implied a connection to Flynn https://t.co/CBZLBFcjch
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 29, 2017
The report said Smith implied to associates that Flynn was somehow associated with the attempt to obtain hacked emails. Flynn was a senior adviser to Trump at the time.
The Journal quoted Eric York, an Atlanta-area computer-security expert, who said Smith told him Flynn was interested in their efforts.
“He said, ‘I’m talking to Michael Flynn about this—if you find anything, can you let me know?’” York told the Journal.
Originally published by the Blaze.