Michael Flynn has been at the center of the whole Trump/Russia narrative for many months now, and it does not appear to be letting up. Today, in an explosive new bombshell report from the Wall Street Journal, we got new evidence from a GOP operative and private-equity executive from Chicago named Peter W. Smith, that Michael Flynn was coordinating with hackers in order to get his hands on the missing Clinton emails. Mr. Smith, who was trying to recover the 33,000 emails that were missing from Hillary Clinton’s server, sat down with reporters back in May for an exclusive interview. Ten days later he passed way.
Mr. Smith said that he had a line of communication with Michael Flynn and his consulting company, Flynn Intel Group. He also told a computer expert out of Atlanta, Eric York, that he had direct contact with both Flynn and Flynn Jr. York says that based on the conversations he had with Mr. Smith, Michael Flynn was coordinating with Smith’s group in a capacity as a Trump campaign adviser.
“He said, ‘I’m talking to Michael Flynn about this — if you find anything, can you let me know?'” York explained.
York was tasked with searching various internet message boards, specifically searching for hackers who claimed to have access to the missing emails.
Additional emails sent from Smith to other computer experts. which he hoped to attract to his group, expressed Smith’s ability to introduce those working with him to Michael Flynn Jr. Other emails sent from Smith in an effort to recruit additional help listed Flynn Intel Group as one of the partners for this initiative.
Smith told the Wall Street Journal that his team did find five different groups, two which were likely from Russia, who had claimed to have the missing emails.
“We knew the people who had these were probably around the Russian government,” Smith stated.
Smith did end up gaining access to what the hackers claimed were Clinton’s emails, but he was not confident enough to release them publicly for fear that if they were fake, the media would attack him and the Republican party, claiming it was a hit-job. He therefore suggested to the hackers that they turn the emails over to Wikileaks.
From this interview with Mr. Smith prior to his death, it becomes evident that both Flynn and Flynn Jr. were heavily involved in communicating and colluding with hackers in an effort to get hold of information which could potentially sway the election in Trump’s favor. Flynn was also taking part in this activity as an active adviser to the campaign.