Matt Tait, CEO of Capital Alpha Security came forward with unpleasant information regarding ties between Trump’s presidential campaign, and the search for missing emails from Clinton’s server.
Tait explained a GOP operative turned to them for help to validate ‘recovered’ emails from Clinton’s private email server.
According to Tait, writing his account for Lawfare, he strongly believed that not only was the operative, Peter Smith, communicating with Russian hackers, but his operation was formed with the “blessing” of at least some members of now-President Trump’s campaign.
Prior to last year’s presidential election, Smith put together a team of lawyers, tech experts and Russian-speaking investigators in an attempt to obtain 33,000 private emails that had been deleted from Clinton’s private server.
Smith has since told The Wall Street Journal that he believed Clinton’s private email server had been hacked by Russians. The operation allegedly formed under the assumption Clinton was attempting to hide information in the emails and that they could uncover it by obtaining the hacked copies.
Tait wrote that he believed the team “was formed with the blessing of the Trump campaign.”
The team in search of the emails was “formed with the blessing of the Trump campaign”, Tait said.
Numerous Trump campaign officials were cited by Smith, according to Tait. Trump’s former Adviser Micheal Flynn being one of them.