E-mails link Michael Flynn and a Republican researcher to efforts to acquire the missing Clinton e-mails from Russian hackers.
In the midst of the 2016 campaign, a veteran GOP opposition researcher who said he had ties to ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn contacted hackers hoping to obtain emails that he believed Russian operatives had hacked from Hillary Clinton’s personal server, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Peter W. Smith reached out to computer security experts in the hopes of gaining access to the email trove and explicitly outlined his connection with Flynn in his recruiting emails, according to the report.
Flynn, y’all will recall, has demanded immunity in exchange for testimony before Congressional committees.
This story first appeared in the (paywalled) Wall Street Journal, an editorially conservative news outlet owned by Trump-buddy Rupert Murdoch; I think it has to be taken seriously.