A Hacker Just Duped Anthony Scaramucci… By Pretending To Be Reince Priebus

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Anthony Scaramucci attends the daily White House press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quit after it was announced that Trump hired Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter, to the position of White House communications director. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In addition to the already-unusual circumstances surround Anthony Scaramucci’s hiring and firing from the White House, there’s a strange new twist in the story: it appears Scaramucci was recently the victim of a cyber prank, according to Allen West.

Someone apparently emailed Scaramucci and claimed to be former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

Check it out:

Masquerading as Priebus, the prankster emailed Scaramucci’s official account using a mail.com account on Saturday, the day after Priebus’ resignation was announced.

“I had promised myself I would leave my hands mud free,” wrote the fake Priebus, “but after reading your tweet today which stated how ‘soon we will learn who in the media who has class, and who hasn’t,’ has pushed me to this. That tweet was breathtakingly hypocritical, even for you. At no stage have you acted in a way that’s even remotely classy, yet you believe that’s the standard by which everyone should behave towards you? General Kelly will do a fine job. I’ll even admit he will do a better job than me. But the way in which that transition has come about has been diabolical. And hurtful. I don’t expect a reply.”

The very real Scaramucci responded: “You know what you did. We all do. Even today. But rest assured we were prepared. A Man would apologize.”

ake Priebus wrote back: “I can’t believe you are questioning my ethics! The so called ‘Mooch,’ who can’t even manage his first week in the White House without leaving upset in his wake. I have nothing to apologize for.”

Actual 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.”

The same individual also successfully duped other high-profile connections to the President, including Eric Trump.

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