In a move that some may see as a betrayal, Special Counsel Jack Smith has 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, 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, 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 was forced to hand over an extensive list of data related to Trump’s 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 associated accounts.
This development is part of the third criminal indictment against Trump, related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. The company’s failed attempt to block access raises questions about its intentions and its relationship with the former president, leading some to speculate about a betrayal of Trump.
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