Hmmm. Is it just me, or does it seem a bit strange that only ten days after Clinton investigator Peter W. Smith admitted to trying to get Hillary’s missing emails from missing hackers, he was found dead and his death was ruled a suicide?
And this happened back in May, mind you…yet the Wall Street Journal didn’t publish their story about Smith’s “suicide” until late June.
At the scene, Smith’s body was discovered with a note reading “NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER…RECENT BAD TURN IN HEALTH SINCE JANUARY, 2017…LIFE INSURANCE OF $5 MILLION EXPIRING.” He was also attached to a helium source with a bag tied over his head.
While suicide may sound somewhat plausible, interestingly enough, a Wall Street analyst who spoke to Peter Smith the day before he reportedly committed suicide told the Daily Caller News Foundation there were no indications the man would go to this extreme.
“He may have been a fantastic actor but I certainly didn’t leave that phone call saying, ‘oh sh*t, the guy’s at the end of his rope,'” Charles Ortel, a Wall Street investment banker and market analyst, to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s (TheDCNF) Investigative Group.
“This does not seem like a settled story. It made perfect sense to me he might have died of natural causes, but little chance he would have killed himself,” Ortel said.
Ortel and Smith shared a common interest in the Clintons. Ortel has dug deeply into the financial operations of the Clinton Foundation. He first came to public attention in 2007 by exposing questionable accounting practices at General Electric. Ortel has similarly expressed doubts about the circumstances of Seth Rich’s murder — which police have concluded was a robbery gone wrong — commending those
“who are trying to discover why so many people close to the last election have died along the way.”
The difference here is that Ortel knew Smith personally.
“We had countless discussions,” Ortel recalled of his relationship with Smith. “He was using his unique decades of experience in politics to offer me advice how to expose the Clinton Foundation.”
Prior to Thursday, it was assumed the 81-year old political investigator had died of natural causes while at the Mayo Clinic.
>Ortel vigorously dismissed the allegation that Smith took his own life. Ortel, who may have been the last person to speak with Smith prior to his death, told TheDCNF there were no indications the wealthy Chicago businessman was about to commit suicide the next day.
“It was a friendly chat,” Ortel recalled of the phone conversation that occurred May 13. “But it certainly wasn’t the kind of chat where a person might go out and purchase two helium canisters and put a bag over your head. That made no sense,” Ortel said.
Seriously suspicious, don’t think? I mean, honestly. How many more deaths connected to the Clintons do we have to hear about before we stop passing them off as circumstantial conveniences, and admit there’s a serious problem here?