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Breitbart gets punked by email prankster, finds the Bannon-backed site is ready to attack Kushner, Ivanka

Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow told the faux Steve Bannon he would do his "dirty work" for him


Charlie May
August 23, 2017 3:06PM (UTC)

The so-called email prankster who pretended to be former chief of staff Reince Priebus and engaged in a faux online argument with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, as well as duping a Department of Homeland Security official while posing as President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is back with a new installment. This time his target was Breitbart News.

Posing as former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who returned as the current head of Breitbart after his departure from the Trump administration, the prankster exchanged emails with the publication's Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, who vowed to do Bannon's "dirty work" for him, according to CNN.

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"Reading online about how i'll be bringing forth my wrath on Ivanka and Jared," the faux Bannon wrote to Marlow on Sunday, according to CNN. "I'd be doing this great nation a service if I did."

"I spooked em today," Marlow replied. "Did five stories on globalist takeover positioning you as only hope to stop it."

"You need to own that, just have surrogates do the dirty work. Boyle, Raheem, me, Tony have been waiting for this," Marlow continued," referring to some of his other colleagues at Breitbart: Washington editor Matthew Boyle, Breitbart London Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam, and reporter Tony Lee.

The email prankster has remained anonymous but uses a Twitter account under the username @SINON_REBORN and fooled top White House officials at the end of July.

Marlow told CNN that he believes there is an "obsession with Breitbart News."

"This time, an imposter deceitfully obtained and shared with CNN tongue-in-cheek emails that revealed that we feel Globalists present an existential threat to the agenda that got President Trump elected," Marlow told CNN. "If people want to know our thinking, they don't need to judge us on illicitly obtained comments that were intended to be private, they can simply read our front page."

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The faux Bannon wasn't finished, and sent Marlow an email of a Daily Mail article which suggested that Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, played a major role in Bannon's ouster. In the email, the prankster told Marlow, "this was a fun read."

Marlow then proceeded to send the impersonator "a personal smear about the private life of Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Kushner," according to CNN, which did not publish the salacious information because "it is unfounded and unsubstantiated."

"Haha.. lovely stuff," the prankster replied. "So do you think you'll have them packed and shipping out before Christmas?"

"Let me see what I can do... hard to know given your description of them as evil," Marlow answered. "I don't know what motivates them. If they are semi normal, then yes, they out by end of year."

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"You saying no admin is more divided is more important thing you said all weekend... let's talk about it in person."


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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