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Wendy Siegelman @WendySiegelman
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GOP operative Peter Smith raised $100,000 from at least four donors in an effort to obtain Clinton emails, according to documents that lay out his secretive quest.…
Peter Smith used a Gmail account with the name Robert Tyler that he and several others had access to. Smith donated $50k himself with the $100k from other donors which they described being for a Washington fund for Russian students…
The email about raising funds came days after WikiLeaks & DCLeaks began releasing emails damaging to Clinton and the US govt warned about Russian interference…
John Szobocsan, a business associate of Mr. Smith who was involved in emails to find Clinton’s missing emails, appeared before a federal grand jury in August and was interviewed three times by Mueller…
Peter Smith had implied in conversations with people that he tried to recruit to help that he was working with retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn who was a senior advisor to candidate Trump…
Peter Smith mentioned Michael Flynn as well as Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway and Sam Clovis in recruiting documents
Peter Smith had also met with alt right troll Charles Johnson and Pax Dickson
More on Peter Smith in this thread including his history in the 90s of raising money for Gingrich and working to take down Bill Clinton with Troopergate and how some of Smith’s emails were stolen in a 2016 hack of Illinois GOP
Here's the June 2017 article by @pwnallthethings on his discussions with Peter Smith and his associate John Szobocsan…
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