(JTA) — The Israeli private intelligence agency allegedly hired to dig up dirt on Obama officials in order to discredit the Iran nuclear deal is the same firm hired by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, according to a report in the New Yorker.
Black Cube, which has branches in Tel Aviv, London and Paris, and offers its clients the skills of operatives “highly experienced and trained in Israel’s elite military and governmental intelligence units,” was the firm hired by aides to President Donald Trump to handle the operation, the New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow reported late Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the effort. Farrow wrote about the Weinstein investigation in November 2017.
The existence of the operation was first reported on Sunday morning by the London-based newspaper The Guardian and its sister newspaper The Observer, which said that aides to Trump contacted the private investigators in May 2017. The revelations come ahead of a May 12 deadline by which Trump said he will decide whether or not the United States will remain p