For Press and Public, Big Risks Lurk Behind 'Opposition Research'


It’s like a political game of “Who’s on First?” (If you’re too young to know, that’s a reference to an old Abbott and Costello comedy routine.)

In this case, it’s high-stakes politics, Washington style. Here’s how it goes:

U.S. intel officials used political opposition research (that relied on Russia) to justify wiretaps to investigate Donald Trump’s Russia ties.

Congress and an inspector general are investigating the federal investigators who investigated Trump.


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