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GOP Operative Who Attempted To Get Clinton Emails From Russian Hackers Committed Suicide

Peter W. Smith was a Republican donor who tried to haggle Russian hackers to provide him with Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.

Smith first revealed his quest to get Clinton’s emails to the Wall Street Journal. Now, according to the Chicago Tribune, Smith committed suicide just days after speaking with the Journal.

The bizarre story of Peter W. Smith, the Republican donor who attempted to extract Hillary Clinton’s missing emails from Russian hackers profiled in the Wall Street Journal last month, just got even stranger.

The report states that Smith killed himself in a hotel room in Rochester, Minnesota on May 14, 2017, only 10 days after speaking with the Journal.

He left a “carefully prepared file of documents” including his suicide note. The note read that he was in “ill health” and had an expiring life insurance policy. He was 81 at the time of his death.

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