5 questions about opposition research and Russia

The White House has been grappling with recent revelations that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer thought to have sensitive information from the Russian government that would assist then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. In its defense, the White House has at times argued that the meeting was simply a normal transaction in the down-and-dirty world of "oppo," or opposition research — the dark campaign arts of publicizing unflattering information about opponents. Is such a meeting normal? We decided to look into it. Sebastian Gorka, a White House aide, spelled out the argument during an appearance on MSNBC on July … >>More
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