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GOP Operative Killed Himself Days After Announcing He Was Digging For Dirt On Hillary

If you’re an aspiring political fiction writer, there should be absolutely no excuse for you to run out of ideas in today’s day and age. There are enough palace intrigue stories making the rounds to make even the most creative person’s head spin, and here’s another one to add to the pile. As AOL shares, Peter Smith, a GOP donor and opposition researcher, committed suicide last year.

While that’s horrible news in and of itself, it becomes incredibly curious when you begin to parse through the details of his final days. It seems that Smith made the decision to take his life after he claimed to be working with Russian hackers to get to the bottom of Hillary Clinton’s missing emails once and for all. Yes, seriously. Just ten days after he made his boasts to a Wall Street Journal reporter, he was dead.

“Death records from Minnesota show that Smith, 81, killed himself in a hotel through 'asphyxiation due to displacement of oxygen in confined space with helium' on May 14. Smith was found with a bag over his head, a helium source, and a suicide note that read there was 'NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER' regarding his death,” AOL reports. “Smith also apologized to the authorities and attributed his final decision to a 'recent bad turn in health,' according to the records cited by the Tribune, which also claimed his $5 million life insurance policy was close to expiring.”

While this story has been flying under the radar due to all of the attention the latest tidbits on the never-ending Trump-Russia saga are getting, inquiring minds want to know what the heck happened here.

“He also implied he was working with Mike Flynn, the disgraced former General Trump made his national security adviser before he was forced to resign,” the Mail reports. “The newspaper said it was not clear whether Flynn played any role in Smith's attempts to find Clinton's emails.”

While there’s absolutely nothing to suggest that foul play played a role in Smith’s death, a creative mind could have a veritable field day with the possibilities that this curious story brings to the table.

“The Journal said Flynn did not respond to requests, the White House declined comment, and the campaign said Smith never worked for it and that any such action undertaken by Flynn, if true, was not on its behalf,” the Mail continues. “Smith also told the Journal he believed hackers had Hillary's missing emails, and his team of sleuths had made contact with five groups - including two from Russia - that claimed to have them in their possession.”

Just when you thought you’ve seen and heard it all on the salacious political news-front, somebody drives by and throws a boulder through the bay window. Somewhere behind the scenes, is there a soap opera director pulling the strings to make sure everyone nails their scene?

As outlandish as that would be, it’s getting to the point that such a theory wouldn’t raise too many eyebrows.

Source: AOL, Daily Mail
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