Black Cube was the Israeli intelligence firm hired by Trump aides to discredit Obama administration officials, according to The New Yorker. The firm’s name was most recently linked to disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Donald Trump and Barack Obama Photo Credit: DoD
Following the recent reports about Trump aides who hired a private Israeli intelligence agency to “get dirt” on Obama administration officials involved in the nuclear deal talks with Iran, The New Yorker reported this morning that Black Cube was the Israeli firm.
Black Cube is an Israeli business intelligence firm that was established in 2011 by former Israeli intelligence community officers and is known to have a close relationship with the Israeli government and intelligence agencies. The firm is usually hired by Israeli and international corporations. Black Cube’s name came up several months ago in connection with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, who is said to have hired Black Cube to spy on the women who have accused him of sexual assault.
As JOL reported on Sunday, documents that were obtained by the Guardian show that the investigators were instructed to look into the private lives of Ben Rhodes and Colin Kahl and to pay close attention to their personal relationships, any involvement with Iran-friendly lobbyists and the possibility that they benefited personally or politically from the nuclear deal.
Black Cube commented on the report, saying, “It is Black Cube’s policy to never discuss its clients with any third party, and to never confirm or deny any speculation made with regard to the company’s work. Referencing Black Cube has become an international sport during 2018.”
#BREAKING: Full Black Cube comment on the reports they were the company hired by Trump admin officials to spy & dig dirt on @brhodes & @ColinKahl: “Our policy is never discuss, confirm or deny any speculation made with regard to the company’s work” pic.twitter.com/GPP3V98CyZ
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) May 6, 2018