Lobbying firm Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford offered to conduct opposition research on the Occupy Wall Street movement and allied politicians to support the American Bankers Association, all for a small $850,000 fee, according to MSNBC's Up w/ Chris Hayes program.
The firm would create “negative narratives” about the protestors, according to a memo obtained by MSNBC that emphasized Democratic congressional victories in 2012 would be detrimental to Wall Street.
That might be easier said than done. Because Occupy Wall Street is considered “leaderless,” opponents wouldn't have the same opportunities to dig up, say, sexual harassment complaints, filed against its prominent members.
The ABA told MSNBC that the memo was “unsolicited, and we chose not to act on it in any way.”