Email Prankster Fooled White House Officials by Posing as Their Colleagues


Jake Tapper reports that a British online prankster managed to dupe several White House top officials by making them think he was actually their co-workers.

The prankster made at least one White House cyber security official believe he was actually Jared Kushner. According to an email obtained by CNN, the fake Kushner continued the charade by inviting Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert to a soirée where he promised “food of at least comparible (sic) quality to that which we ate in Iraq.”

“Thanks, Jared,” Bossert replied. “With a promise like that, I can’t refuse.”

The prankster struck again when he impersonated Reince Priebus, and by the look of things, he really fueled the tensions between the former chief of staff and Anthony Scaramucci

The prankster also fooled Scaramucci by taking the identity of Ambassador to Russia-nominee Jon Huntsman Jr., and the prankster also tricked Eric Trump using similar tactics.

The prankster has tweeted about his exploits under the name @SINON_REBORN. Tapper has highlighted another prank of his where a friend of Scaramucci was fooled into thinking he apologized to Priebus for recently alleging that the former chief of staff had a mistress.

“I try and keep it on the humorous side of things,” the email prankster told CNN. “I’m not trying to get the keys to the vault or anything like that.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to the incident by telling CNN, “We take all cyber related issues very seriously and are looking into these incidents further.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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