Kushner’s Counsel Spearfished with a Legal Hold Question
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Extract from Allegra Kirkland's article "‘We Can Bury It?’: Prankster Tricks Kushner Atty Into Chat On Private Emails"
Jared Kushner’s private attorney fell victim to a prankster posing as his client on Monday, exchanging several messages about Kushner’s use of a private email account to conduct government business and fielding questions about supposed “adult content” forwarded to that account.
In the email back-and-forth, which was first shared with Business Insider, attorney Abbe Lowell tells the individual he believed to be Kushner that he needed “to see all emails” sent and received from a personal email address that the top White House adviser and son-in-law of the President set up in December.
Kushner’s use of that account was first reported by Politico on Sunday. The New York Times and CBS have since reported that at least six senior White House officials, including former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former chief strategist Steve Bannon, used private email accounts to carry out official business.
The prankster, who goes by the handle @SINON_REBORN on Twitter and used the address firstname.lastname@example.org to contact Lowell, has since made their full Monday exchange public. He opened the conversation by asking Lowell what to do with “some exchanges with a website featuring adult content.”
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