There was a report out over the weekend that alleged the White House hired an Israeli company last year to compile dirt — a dossier, if you will — on former Obama staffers involved in the Iran deal
— Martin Pengelly (@MartinPengelly) May 5, 2018
According to The Guardian, the targets of intel were former Obama staffers Ben Rhodes and Colin Kahl:
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.
Now get this…
To Rhodes, this alleged dirty dossier is something that should not be acceptable in a democracy:
This is not behavior that should be acceptable in a democracy. It is thuggish, mean-spirited, and casts a chilling and threatening cloud over public service that risks extending far beyond me and @ColinKahl https://t.co/tQY1wOO7Yy
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) May 6, 2018
We have no idea whether or not this dossier story is true — but is he really trying to tell us that compiling dirt on one’s political enemies is now something that’s a threat to democracy in America? Or maybe, the Trump dossier is different than Rhodes alleged dossier:
Breathless focus on this and dossier counter narrative suggests Trump WH knows there's really really bad stuff coming for them on Russia https://t.co/Hg6In05hmX
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) October 27, 2017
Maybe Rhodes’ “breathless focus” means “really bad stuff” is coming out on Obama and the Iran deal?
FWIW, the Israeli firm Black Cube, which is not mentioned by name in the article linked to above, denied that they were hired to gather dirt on the Obama staffers. Of note, this is the same firm linked to Harvey Weinstein which is another irony lost on the former Obama staffers who were the alleged targets of the GOP dirty tricks:
Black Cube denies that Trump aides hired them to spy on @brhodes and @ColinKahl. So the fact that the same front company was used to contact Colin’s wife and Harvey Weinstein’s accusers is just a coincidence? Give me a break. https://t.co/4vXHns7ejn
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) May 6, 2018
And this is rich coming from someone who can’t wait for the pee-pee tape to be real:
Trump’s Golden Rule: pee onto others as you would have them pee onto you.
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) January 10, 2017
Prediction FAIL: Status of Ben Rhodes' 2017 warning about N. Korea and Trump elevated to PRICELESS https://t.co/uGd9wB5Yyi
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 2, 2018
Just PAINFUL! Ben Rhodes takes MASSIVE tumble trying to rescue Obama from Iran Deal fallout https://t.co/ebk1K7SbBj
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 1, 2018
There's HOPE lil' fella! Iowahawk gives Ben Rhodes some HILARIOUS life advice (that he'll HATE) https://t.co/Y609lH1Sat
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 30, 2018