Pending confirmation from US MSM:

Ronan Farrow Reveals How He ‘Turned’ Black Cube Investigator Shadowing Him During Weinstein Probe

In excerpt from new book, New Yorker writer says Israeli private intelligence agency was misled by the Hollywood producer when he hired the firm

Allison Kaplan Sommer
Oct 07, 2019 6:46 PM

In an excerpt from his upcoming book “Catch and Kill,” New Yorker journalist Ronan Farrow recounts how he turned an investigator working for the Black Cube private intelligence agency into his own source of information for his own probe into the firm and film producer Harvey Weinstein.

With Farrow’s assistance, the investigator eventually turned to the legal authorities and volunteered to be a witness regarding Black Cube’s U.S. operations. The firm was founded and is staffed with former Israeli intelligence operatives from the Mossad and other agencies, and is based in London and Tel Aviv.

>> Read more: Israel hired Black Cube, allowing spy firm to operate out of military intel base ■ $6 billion of Iranian money: Why Israeli Black Cube really went after Obama's team ■ Revealed: Israel's cyber-spy industry helps world dictators hunt dissidents and gays

The account includes the story of a botched escapade involving what appears to be work done for the Israeli cyberintelligence company NSO Group, regarding charges by the Canadian research institute Citizen Lab that NSO software was used in the Jamal Khashoggi killing in October 2018.

In the excerpt published Monday, Farrow cites sources “close to the Black Cube operation” claiming that the company was initially misled by the now-disgraced Weinstein as to his intentions when he hired it in October 2016. They believed they had been “hired to counter a negative campaign against Weinstein, and expected that the work would concentrate on his business rivals.”
haaretz.com/us-news/farrow-turned-black-cube-investigator-shadowing-him-during-weinstein-probe-1.7951350





Potentially Related

It may sound fishy but it's still possible that all these were coincidences:

1.
Enquirer bureau chief who spoke about its “catch-and-kill” practices dies suddenly
Ahead of David Pecker’s indictment, his former National Enquirer right hand man dies in accident
A former LA bureau chief of the National Enquirer who spoke openly about the supermarket tabloid’s “catch-and-kill” practices died suddenly on a street in Palm Springs, Calif., in the early hours of Aug. 13.
Jerry George, 63, was found dead around 2 a.m. only a few blocks from home.
“The police told me that he hit his head,” said John Toia, George’s husband of 11 years.
Toia said the coroner had not yet established a definitive cause of death, but George’s wallet and cellphone were still with him when he was discovered by police, who responded to a 911 call about a man down on a street.


2.
Jeffery Epstein suicided in jail last night


3.
Anthony Bourdain‏ Verified account @Bourdain
There’s a nauseating symmetry: both Trump and Weinstein used AMI(Enquirer) and Black Cube (Israeli private Intel) to do their dirty work
4:38 PM - 6 May 2018
https://twitter.com/bourdain/status/...099520?lang=en

Anthony Bourdain's death: No narcotics in his system at time of death, official says
USA TODAY Published June 22, 2018
CNN reported on June 8 that Bourdain's friend chef Eric Ripert found him unresponsive in his hotel room in Kaysersberg, located in the eastern region of Alsace, close to the German border. Bourdain, 61, was there shooting footage for his CNN show "Parts Unknown."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...ort/725862002/



Un-Related

Conservative GOP Senator Ted Cruz:
"Maybe it is the case that Donald, there have been multiple media reports about Donald's business dealings with the mob, with the mafia. Maybe his taxes show those business dealings are a lot more extensive than has been reported"