I recently applied for a job and was lucky enough to get an initial phone screen scheduled with a recruiter (A). On the morning of my phone screen I received an email from another recruiter (B) in the same company thanking me (kindly) for my application but informing me that they were moving on from other candidates.
I assumed that the phone screen scheduled for later that day would no longer be happening. When I actually received the phone screen call later that day I realized there may be a mix up. Interviewer A seemed unaware that there had been a rejection email since they did not mention it and spoke as though I were still in full consideration for the role. Because I was so caught off guard by the phone screen, I did not mention the rejection email from that morning, and went about the interview as best I could.
Now that the phone screen is complete, I am wondering if I inform the recruiter from the phone screen of the rejection email, especially considering that they said that they would be following up with further steps in the screening process.
I don't want to appear like I am obscuring information from my recruiter by not telling them about the email, but also would like to proceed with further steps in the interview process, so how would you suggest I approach this situation?