Particular counsel obtained ‘some quantity’ of DMs from Donald Trump’s Twitter account

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US particular counsel Jack Smith acquired direct messages — probably together with deleted messages — from former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, unsealed courtroom transcripts have revealed. The transcripts, noticed by Politico, present that engineers for Twitter (now often known as X) had been in a position to produce Trump’s Twitter information after lacking a January seventh deadline to adjust to a search warrant that earned the corporate a $350,000 effective.

Amongst many different issues, the warrant sought the previous president’s tweets (together with drafts), likes, retweets, and any direct messages “despatched from, obtained by, saved in draft kind in, or in any other case related to” his account, @realDonaldTrump.

Twitter engineers had been in a position to present what Twitter lawyer George…

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