What we wouldn’t give to see these DMs: The special counsel investigating former President Donald Trump was granted a search warrant to search the billionaire reality TV star’s Twitter account.
Prosecutors obtained the warrant as part of their investigation into Trump’s alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election results that made Joe Biden president. The warrant became public on Wednesday after a court filing was unsealed. It was signed by a federal judge in January, shortly after Elon Musk took over Twitter, which has now been renamed the X.
Prosecutors even got permission from the judge to keep Trump in the dark about the warrant, fearing it would jeopardize the investigation by giving the former president “the ability to destroy evidence, change behavior patterns, [or] Notify the Confederates.” The warrant was serious enough, too Musk’s Twitter user at the time was fined $350,000 because it was late in sharing information because it objected to not being able to notify Trump of the warrant.
A non-profit organization tracks hate speech online. Elon Musk’s X is suing them.
Seeing the content and background of Trump’s Twitter account could lead to many revelations – after all, he was once the main user of the platform.
You would be forgiven if you couldn’t remember all of the legal problems Trump is facing as he has already been indicted three times. These charges relate to attempting to overturn the election, for which Trump faces four charges: conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official process, obstruction and attempted obstruction of an official process, and conspiracy to violate rights.
Time will tell if the charges stand, but it’s likely they’ll make at least some of Trump’s Twitter secrets public.