6/7: Trump Tower meeting planning session.
6/7: Trump announces upcoming "Clinton dirt" speech.
6/8: Russia launches DCLeaks.
6/9: Trump-Russia meeting at Trump Tower.
6/13: Trump slated to give "Clinton dirt" speech.
6/14: Russia launches Guccifer 2.0.
In *fact*, not only did Smith begin his work with Flynn in *June 2016*, it's also clear the Russians reached out to *him* about Clinton's emails.
(1) Smith says the Russians *reached out to him*—which means that, assuming the Russians really were Russians, they were following up on Trump Tower, DCLeaks, and Guccifer 2.0.
(2) It would be near-impossible for Trump not to have known what Smith was doing.