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oppo

(ˈɒpəʊ)
n, pl -pos
a counterpart in another organization
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The resulting four-page GOP memo argued that law enforcement inappropriately included opposition research funded by Democrats in an application for a surveillance warrant.
The race drew national attention after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released opposition research about one of the Democratic candidates, journalist and activist Laura Moser, saying she was too liberal to defeat the Republican incumbent.
Trump said McMaster overlooked Democratic funding of political opposition research in a controversial dossier alleging shady Trump links to Russian operatives.
Whether the Steele dossier is valid opposition research written by someone who is an acknowledged expert on Russian intelligence or a Democrat-financed hit job, the FBI clearly had plenty of other reasons to be scrutinizing Page as well as colleagues like Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn.
The central charge of the Nunes memo is that the FBI relied too heavily on opposition research funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign in its application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) for a warrant to eavesdrop on the communications of Carter Page, who served for a time as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.
For example, in the case of the much-discussed House Intelligence Committee memo released last week, Republicans (accurately) portrayed an FBI leadership that made common cause with an opposition research project paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign right in the middle of a 2016 presidential election -- and then ferociously resisted congressional oversight.
The memo's central allegation is that agents and prosecutors, in applying in October 2016 to monitor Page's communications, failed to tell a judge that the opposition research that provided grounds for the FBI's suspicion received funding from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The document also asserts that opposition research, conducted by a British spy and funded in part by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign, formed a critical basis for the allegations contained in the warrant application.
Authored by British ex-spy Christopher Steele, the dossier was funded by Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm retained by the Clinton campaign in April 2016 via the Democratic National Committee and the law firm Perkins Coie.
For more than a year now, the opposition research that the former Wall Street Journal reporter prepared for his paying customers at the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign has dominated the news cycle.
The lawyer Michael Cohen, filed the lawsuit in a New York state court Tuesday, nearly a year after BuzzFeed published the dossier commissioned by political opposition research firm Fusion GPS.
Presumably, they had done their own opposition research on Clinton to prepare for anything an opponent might raise, but the private server wasn't on their list.