In the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for the opposition research book on Donald Trump compiled by the liberal Super PAC American Bridge. In 2020, American Bridge is putting it online for free.
The group on Friday is publishing 1,043 pages of its research document on Trump on a new website that was used internally before. It wants the material in public view not so much for voters, but for other Democratic groups to use to campaign against the president.
Opposition research files used to be closely held by party operatives. But American Bridge is joining a growing number of outside political groups uploading their documents online so that campaigns can access them without breaking campaign finance rules.
Scooplet: American Bridge sold its Trump oppo file to Hillary during 16 campaign.
In 2020, it’s posting 1,043-page Trump oppo book online.
It’s not for voters, but for operatives and continues trend of groups posting oppo books online to skirt FEC ruleshttps://t.co/vrDIdEONTw
— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) August 7, 2020
https://t.co/dFwv8fNuPO is fully searchable and features:
☑️ Reports on Trump’s Personal Corruption
☑️ Reports on Trump’s #COVID19 Failures
☑️ Reports on Trump’s Policy Failures
☑️ Materials For Paid Media Campaigns
— American Bridge 21st Century (@American_Bridge) August 7, 2020