An email prankster tricked a number of White House staff, including former communications chief Anthony Scaramucci and Eric Trump, into thinking he was Jared Kushner and Reince Priebus and getting them to spill the beans on the internal machinations of the White House.
The prankster, who tweets from the handle @SINON_REBORN, has dinged a number of high-profile celebrities and politicians in the past. But he has now moved on to hitting staff at the White House.
According to CNN, the prankster wrote to Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, pretending to be White House adviser and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Inviting Bossert to a “bit of a soirée,” the fake-Kushner managed to get Bossert to give him his personal email, according to the email shown to CNN.
Then, pretending to be the outgoing White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, the prankster emailed Scaramucci, apparently after Priebus resigned. Channeling Priebus, the prankster wrote:
— EMAIL PRANKSTER™ (@SINON_REBORN) July 31, 2017
Scaramucci responded to the prankster, reportedly saying: “You know what you did. We all do. Even today. But rest assured we were prepared. A Man would apologize.”
When the prankster wrote back saying he has “nothing to apologize for,” Scaramucci responded: “Read Shakespeare. Particularly Othello. You are right there. My family is fine by the way and will thrive. I know what you did. No more replies from me.”
— EMAIL PRANKSTER™ (@SINON_REBORN) August 1, 2017
The prankster also managed to trick Scaramucci into replying to someone he thought was Jon Huntsman Jr. — Trump’s nominee to be Ambassador to Russia.
“Who’s (sic) head should roll first?” the prankster wrote, according to CNN, ahead of Priebus’s resignation. “Maybe I can help things along somewhat.”
“Both of them,” Scaramucci reportedly responded — possibly referring to both Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
In turn, the prankster tricked Huntsman too, pretending to be Eric Trump:
I wished Jon Huntsman Jr all the best. He seems enthusiastic about his new role. pic.twitter.com/ITyjxDsYhL
— EMAIL PRANKSTER™ (@SINON_REBORN) July 21, 2017
The prankster also managed to get Eric Trump into a discussion about hunting rifles while posing as Donald Trump Jr.
— EMAIL PRANKSTER™ (@SINON_REBORN) July 13, 2017
Eric Trump quickly caught on and told the prankster that he was passing on the conversation to law enforcement.
Adam Shaw is a Breitbart News politics reporter based in New York. Follow Adam on Twitter: @AdamShawNY