Monica Lewinsky

Patt Morrison asks: Opposition researcher Alan Huffman on the dirty truths even social media can't dig up

Patt Morrison asks: Opposition researcher Alan Huffman on the dirty truths even social media can't dig up

Scandals have cut short many a political career. In 1998, as Congress was deciding whether to impeach President Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky matter,  Louisiana Republican Bob Livingston — who was just about to become speaker of the house —  acknowledged that he had had an extramarital affair.  And he didn’t take the job.  Usually before it gets that far, Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian are on the job. They’re a pair of oppo research guys — opposition research, hired by candidates and would-be candidates to look privately for the kind of stuff politicians would not want to become public. Sometimes they research the other guy....

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