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The Lawfare Podcast: Special Edition: Buzzfeed Follows Peter Smith’s Money

By Mikhaila R. Fogel
Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:45 PM

There’s a new twist in one of the stranger subplots of L’Affaire Russe: Buzzfeed News reports that Peter Smith, a Republican operative who reportedly sought to obtain missing Hillary Clinton emails during the 2016 presidential campaign, made several suspicious withdrawals from bank accounts during the timeframe of his quest for Clinton’s emails—suggesting that he may have paid people he believed were Russian hackers.

Benjamin Wittes is joined by Buzzfeed reporter Anthony Cormier and former assistant attorney general for national security David Kris to make sense of it all.