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GOP operative who tried to get Hillary’s emails from Russian hackers committed suicide after talking to WSJ

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The bizarre story of Peter W. Smith, the Republican donor who attempted to extract Hillary Clinton’s missing emails from Russian hackers profiled in the Wall Street Journal last month, just got even stranger.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Smith committed suicide in the days after speaking with the Journal about his quest for Clinton’s emails.

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According to the report, Smith killed himself in a hotel room in Rochester, Minnesota on May 14, 2017 — 10 days after speaking to the Journal. He left a “carefully prepared file of documents” including his suicide note, which claimed he was in “ill health” and had an expiring life insurance policy. He was 81 at the time of his death.

The day after the story broke in late June, Shane Harris, the Journal reporter who broke the story, revealed nobody would tell him how Smith had died.


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Trump campaign fundraises off Mulvaney’s disastrous tirade by selling ‘Get Over It’ t-shirts

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White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's disastrous tirade on Thursday, in which he admitted there was a quid-pro-quo for delivering aid to Ukraine and told reporters to "get over it," has now become a fundraising pitch for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.

Per BuzzFeed News' Miriam Elder, the Trump campaign on Friday started selling t-shirts that read "Get Over It" in which the "O" on the shirt is topped by a cartoon of President Donald Trump's hair.

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Bizarre Trump fan has dreamed of sitting on president’s gold toilet since she was a child

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