Internet troll posing as Jared Kushner tricks lawyer into spilling beans on private email use from White House
Another week, another Trump team lawyer tricked into responding to an internet troll.
Business Insider reports that a prankster posing as Jared Kushner emailed Kushner’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, and got him to open up about his client’s use of a private email account to conduct official White House business.
The prankster emailed Lowell on Monday asking him for advice on what to do with emails sent from his private account that contained “some correspondence… featuring adult content.”
Lowell responded to ask the prankster if the adult content was forwarded from or sent by other White House officials.
“I think one was forwarded from a White House official, we had discussed a shared interest of sorts,” the troll responded. “It was unsolicited. Then there are a handful more, but not from officials.”
“I need to see I think all emails between you and WH (just for me and us),” Lowell replied. “We need to send any officials emails to your WH account. Not stuff like you asked about. None of those are going anywhere.”
The fake Kushner then asked Lowell if there was a way he could bury the embarrassing emails — which he claimed contained “half naked women on a trampoline, standing on legoscenes” — but Lowell advised him against it.
“Don’t delete,” he said. “Don’t send to anyone. Let’s chat in a bit.”
Earlier this month, the same prankster tricked Trump attorney Ty Cobb into going off on an unhinged rant about a Business Insider reporter whom he had been feuding with over her coverage about the Russia investigation.