Definitions for "fifth column"
a group of persons inside the battle lines of a territory engaged in a conflict, who secretly sympathize with the enemy, and who engage in espionage or sabotage; -- sometimes also referred to as a trojan horse.
Hence, any faction of persons within a group who secretly sympathize with an enemy, especially those who engage in activities harmful to the group; an enemy in one's midst; a group of traitors.
The covert association of Visitors who do not agree with the Leader's tactics. Secretly, they work against the cause and often aid the Resistance. Source: Various
An anti-national clique of spies and saboteurs.