In November of 2017, Jack Posobiec attended the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Gala, with wife Tanya Posobiec. After hobnobbing with a variety of ZOA attendees and donors, they sat down at a table with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, among others.
ZOA is, as the name implies, a organization focused on ensuring that Israel's interests are met.
For a few hours Sunday evening, Sean Spicer and Sebastian Gorka found themselves once more the lives of the party. Inside one hotel ballroom, neither the two men’s controversial West Wing tenures nor the scandals plaguing the Trump administration seemed to exist.
At the event were other former Trump administration officials such as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, Sebastian Gorka and Steve Bannon.
Someone else was there with them, however: Genie Energy President Ira Greenstein.
The president spent the weekend in Asia, but a VIP attendee list reviewed by The Daily Beast included Bannon, Spicer, and Gorka, who flitted about with Kushner confidant Ira Greenstein, as well as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a former deputy to disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Some current administration officials, such as Bannon-era White House holdout Julia Hahn, were also present.
A close confidant to Jared Kushner, Greenstein was most recently covered by Russia Today (RT), based on original reporting by Anime Right News (ARN). This was due to his ties to Genie Energy in relation to the Trump administration's bombing of Syria and recent recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
Conflicts of interest by any measure.
Genie Energy's involvement with the Trump administration is mentioned in Kushner, Inc., by Huffington Post Editor Vicky Ward. Though Ward inclined toward defining the company's drilling activities as having taken place in "Israeli territory."
A fellow former Deputy Assistant, Gorka also thanked Greenstein in his book, Why We Fight—on page 2.
The issue of Genie Energy and Kushner has since been picked up by QAnon—a group that has had conflict with Posobiec.
Posobiec previously stated that he has supported ZOA since at least 2006, a pro-Israel organization supported by billionaire and Zionist mega-donor to the GOP Sheldon Adelson.
ARN previously confronted ZOA spokesman Arthur Schwartz about Genie Energy.
Schwartz denied being friends with or knowing Greenstein, this despite Schwartz both being the ZOA spokesman, and having advance knowledge of attendees for this specific event.
"Steve is one of the best friends that Israel has had in any administration,” said Arthur Schwartz, external political and policy adviser to ZOA. “We're honored that he accepted our invitation."
Schwartz is, of course, close friends with Anthony Scaramucci.
Scaramucci is also close to Arthur Schwartz, a New York-based public relations consultant, who cooperates with ZOA ("not in a paid position, but as a friend," according to Klein) and shares the organization's views on Israel. In a number of recent news articles, Schwartz was described as Scaramucci's spokesman and public relations representative, characterizations which he later denied on his Twitter account, insisting he and the Mooch were simply close friends.
This is rather noteworthy, since Scaramucci worked with Greenstein on the Trump presidential transition, vetting U.S. State Department and U.N. ambassadorial positions. Two of just three lawyers given oversight of the task.
Sweeney is conducting interviews alongside three transition team members, lawyers all: Martin Silverstein, U.S. ambassador to Uruguay under President George W. Bush; Ira Greenstein, president of Genie Energy Ltd.; and financier Anthony Scaramucci, founder and co-managing partner of the hedge fund SkyBridge Capital.
Anyway—dab on the juju drinkers.