I must say this article has issues, the last two words being the most confusing… (said Smith ??? — which Smith, wasn’t that Harris’ quote)?
But the real problem with the dots presented here is the speculation, innuendo and lack of concrete evidence.
Sure, Peter W. Smith was a nasty conniver, but the connection to him and an all encompassing ‘Russian Collusion’ conspiracy is still full of a lot of dashes.