Scaramucci, Trump Officials Fell for Email Hoax

Top White House officials including now-ousted communications director Anthony Scaramucci responded to hoax emails last week in which a prankster posed as other members of the administration, CNN reports. Scaramucci reportedly had an email argument with a prankster posing as now-former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The same impostor also posed as Jon Huntsman Jr., Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Russia, and asked Scaramucci whose “head should roll first?” “Both of them,” Scaramucci replied, apparently referring to Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon. The prankster also appeared to fool Huntsman and Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, though Eric Trump soon caught on to the prank and replied that he had referred the matter to law enforcement. The prankster told CNN that they were not attempting to phish the White House. “I try and keep it on the humorous side of things,” the person told CNN. “I’m not trying to get the keys to the vault or anything like that.”