In an unprecedented move, Special Counsel Jack Smith has successfully obtained former President Trump’s direct messages on the social media platform once known as Twitter, despite the company’s vigorous efforts to block access. The unsealed court filings reveal that Smith’s team managed to obtain location data, draft tweets, and the former president’s messages.
The company, now named X Corp., attempted to block and delay the effort in January and February, leading U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell to hold the former Twitter in contempt of court and fine the company $350,000. The transcripts from the courtroom show the depth of Howell’s frustration with the company’s legal team.
The social media giant ultimately lost the struggle and was forced to hand over an extensive list of data related to the “”@realdonaldtrump”” account, including all tweets “”created, drafted, favorited/liked, or retweeted.”” The handover also included searches on the platform surrounding the 2020 election, devices used to log into the account, IP addresses, and a list of associated accounts.
This shocking revelation raises questions about the company’s motives and its relationship with the former president. The indictment relates to Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, and this new development adds fuel to the ongoing legal battles surrounding Trump.
Source Fox News