Aug 9, 2023

Search warrant was issued for Donald Trump's Twitter account

The US special counsel investigating Donald Trump obtained a secret search warrant for the ex-president's Twitter data in January, unsealed records show. The existence of the search warrant and the legal fight over it was revealed in court documents unsealed on Wednesday. The company, now known as X under the ownership of Elon Musk, argued that it should be allowed to notify customers whose accounts are subject to search warrants. There is little indication in the documents about what exactly Mr Smith was seeking, with the court filing noting that only that the warrant directed the company "To produce data and records" related to Mr Trump's account. Experts have noted that his Truth Social business contracts mean he potentially stands to lose millions if he resumes posting on X. Mr Trump responded to news of the search warrant on Truth Social, writing that it was a "Major 'hit' on my civil rights... These are DARK DAYS IN AMERICA!".

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