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Special counsel Jack Smith got a search warrant for Trump's Twitter account

Posted on AllSides August 9th, 2023
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Special counsel Jack Smith sought and obtained a search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account in January, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Twitter initially resisted complying with the warrant, resulting in a federal judge fining the company $350,000 for contempt. The prosecutor’s search was secret, and Twitter, since rebranded as X, was barred from telling Mr. Trump about the search warrant.

The government proposed escalating sanctions against Twitter, starting at $50,000 per day, for missing a deadline to turn over the material, and the district court agreed....

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