Turning on a dime, MSNBC went right back to Russia on the night Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was being sworn in at the White House, but employed an interesting hook to do so.
With lots of intrigue, and even more speculation, host Joy Reid connected the dots on a now deceased GOP operative, Peter Smith, who reportedly raised over $100,000 to locate Hillary Clinton e-mails believed to have been stolen by Russian hackers.
“In the final stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, Peter Smith was on a quest,” Reid said, pointing to a Wall Street Journal interviewed with Smith.
“Smith implied to The Journal that his secret endeavor was somehow tied to Michael Flynn who had been an adviser in the campaign,” she continued. “And then about ten days after he talked to The Wall Street Journal, Peter Smith died.”
“He was found dead in a Minnesota hotel room in an apparent suicide.”
Reid cited the WSJ article to say Smith targeted at least four wealthy donors as part of the plan to obtain Clinton’s stolen e-mails from hackers just weeks before Election Day in 2016.
Smith, 81 years old when he was found dead, reportedly left a suicide note that read, “NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER.”
And conspiracy theorists familiar with suicides within the Clinton realm will not be shocked by his death, given that had he found classified emails in the hands of Russians, Clinton’s presidential aspirations would have been over long before Trump ended them.
Reid then drew in members of the Trump administration.
“It was not just Mike Flynn who Peter Smith implied was connected to his search for Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. According to Smith, it was also a handful of other top-tier campaign aides like Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon,” she explained.
Like a master contortionist, Reid then takes what looks to be a quest to determine if emails from Clinton’s private server ended up in Russian hands to connect it back to Russian interference.
“If you’re wondering what all of this means, if you’re wondering what might connect all these dots, you’re in very good company. The Journal reports that Robert Mueller is also investigating Peter Smith’s quest for Clinton’s e-mails,” she said.