On Saturday it was revealed that one year ago:
Israeli agency told to find incriminating material on Obama diplomats who negotiated deal with Tehran
People in the Trump camp contacted private investigators in May last year to “get dirt” on Ben Rhodes, who had been one of Barack Obama’s top national security advisers, and Colin Kahl, deputy assistant to Obama, as part of an elaborate attempt to discredit the deal.
Yesterday, via Ronan Farrow with the New Yorker, more details of that operation are coming out.
sources familiar with the effort and pages of documents obtained by The New Yorker reveal that there is more to understand. Two of those sources told me on Sunday that the operation was carried out by Black Cube—a firm that was also employed by Harvey Weinstein and that offers its clients access to operatives from “Israel’s élite military and governmental intelligence units,” including the Mossad
It appears that not only did those involved in this effort target Ben Rhodes, but perhaps also his wife Ann Norris, who is an ex-State Department official, as well as the wife of Colin Kahl, Rebecca Kahl:
Rhodes said that the campaign represented a troubling situation in which public servants were being targeted for their work in government. “This just eviscerates any norm of how governments should operate or treat their predecessors and their families,” he said. “It crosses a dangerous line.”
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