These are swamp creatures?
long-time Senate staffer who had previously sought the Clinton emails, provided updates to Flynn
about her efforts throughout the summer of 2016.266 Smith, an investment advisor who was active
in Republican politics, also attempted to locate and obtain the deleted Clinton emails.267
Ledeen began her efforts to obtain the Clinton emails before Flynn's request, as early as
December 2015.268 On December 3, 2015, she emailed Smith a proposal to obtain the emails,
stating, "Here is the proposal I briefly mentioned to you. The person I described to you would be
happy to talk with you either in person or over the phone. The person can get the emails which 1.
Were classified and 2. Were purloined by our enemies. That would demonstrate what needs to be