GOP operative who sought Clinton emails from Russian hackers kil

Peter Smith a GOP operative who said he tried to obtain Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackers has committed suicide

Peter Smith a GOP operative who said he tried to obtain Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackers has committed suicide

Smith, the Republican operative who sought to obtain and publicize emails he thought were stolen from Hillary Clinton's private server, committed suicide days after he told a reporter about his efforts, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Smith's death came about 10 days after the Journal said he granted an interview in which he claimed he tried to acquire emails missing from Clinton's server.

On Friday, the Journal reported that police found several items in Smith's hotel room that led them to believe he killed himself.

In a note, Smith said his death involved "NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER" and that he was ending his life because of "RECENT BAD TURN IN HEALTH SINCE JANUARY, 2017" and "TO LIFE INSURANCE OF $5 MILLION EXPIRING", the Tribune reported.

Peter W Smith, 81, spoke to the Wall Street Journal in May a year ago, and he died about 10 days later on May 14. Smith told the Journal he had found several hacker groups, including two from Russian Federation, who claimed to have access to the emails, but he was unable to confirm their authenticity. Smith's former associates said he was suffering from health issues and frequently complained of heart problems.

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Records show Smith died of asphyxiation with a bag over his head that was connected to a helium source.

Smith's body was cremated, according to the Tribune.

The Tribune reports that he'd written to the authorities that there was "NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER" involving the death, and the police do not believe otherwise. Trump campaign officials have said that if Flynn was involved in Smith's e-mail search at all, it wasn't in his capacity as a Trump campaign adviser. A helium tank was reportedly found in his room.

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.

Details about Smith's unidentified illness were not immediately available, and the Mayo Clinic was barred from sharing whether he was a patient there. Prior to attempting to uncover "dirt" on Hillary, he also spent more than 45 years searching for incriminating evidence against Bill Clinton.

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