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Aides to President Donald Trump reportedly hired a
private Israeli intelligence agency to dig up dirt on Obama’s
negotiators of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
The presidential team contacted the firm days after
Trump visited Israel during his first trip as President in
order to “discredit those who were pivotal” in the
The wives of two members of Obama’s administration were
contacted by dubious foreign investors, as was a prominent
The firm aides contacted was reportedly Black Cube, the
same organization Harvey Weinstein used to discredit his
Aides to President Donald Trump contacted a private Israeli
intelligence agency to dig up dirt on negotiators of the 2015
Iran nuclear deal who worked in the Obama administration,
The Observer reported Sunday.
The aides contacted the firm days after Trump visited Israel
during his first trip as president, sources told The Observer.
During that trip, Trump promised Israeli President Benjamin
Netanyahu that Iran would
never get nuclear weapons.
A source with knowledge of the “dirty tricks campaign” told
The Observer: “The idea was that people acting for Trump would
discredit those who were pivotal in selling the deal, making it
easier to pull out of it.”
Investigators were told to look into negotiators’ careers,
personal lives, and what contact they’d had with lobbyists and
journalists, but its unknown how much, if any, work was
Sources close to the deal had strange experiences
Deputy U.S. National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes.
At least two men who worked under the Obama administration were
targeted according to The Observer: Ben Rhodes, a former deputy
national security adviser, and Colin Kahl, deputy assistant to
former President Barack Obama.
Both men told The Observer they were unaware of the campaign and
Rhodes added that he was unsurprised by the “chillingly
But after reading The Observer report Kahl
took to Twitter to relay a “very creepy memory”