An internet prankster tricked Jared Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, into spilling the beans about his client’s use of a private email server while conducting White House official business.
Posing as Kushner, the prankster sent an email to Lowell Monday, asking him for advice about how he should handle emails sent from a private email account that contained “some correspondence… featuring adult content.”
Lowell fell for the stunt and replied by asking the prankster if the content was forwarded from or sent by other White House officials.
The fake Kushner responded: “I think one was forwarded from a White House official, we had discussed a shared interest of sorts. It was unsolicited. Then there are a handful more, but not from officials.”
Lowell then followed up with, “I need to see I think all emails between you and WH (just for me and us). We need to send any officials emails to your WH account. Not stuff like you asked about. None of those are going anywhere.”
“But we can bury it?” the troll posing as Kushner asked. “I’m so embarrassed. It’s fairly specialist stuff, half naked women on a trampoline, standing on legoscenes, the tag for the movie was #standingOnTheLittlePeople :(“
Lowell advised him against it by saying, “Don’t delete,” he said. “Don’t send to anyone. Let’s chat in a bit.”
Kushner’s lawyer said in a statement that “fewer than a hundred emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account.”
“All non-personal emails were forwarded to his official address and all have been preserved in any event,” the statement continued.
It will be interesting and infuriating to watch Republicans do and say nothing about this – since they were and still are obsessed with Hillary Clinton’s private email scandal which ended up being a big, fat nothing.
Read the full email exchange HERE.