Special counsel obtained Trump's direct messages on Twitter


August 17, 2023

DOUG MILLS, New York Times

Special Counsel Jack Smith delivered remarks about an indictment of former President Donald Trump during a news conference at a Department of Justice office in Washington, Aug. 1, 2023.

The federal prosecutors who charged former President Donald Trump this month with conspiring to overturn the 2020 election got access this winter to a trove of so-called direct messages that Trump sent others privately through his Twitter account, according to court papers unsealed Tuesday.

While it remained unclear what sorts of information the messages contained and who exactly may have written them, it was a revelation that there were private messages associated with the Twitter account of Trump, who has famously been cautious about using written forms of communications in his dealings with aides and allies.

The court papers disclosing that prosecutors in the office of special counsel Jack Smith obtained direct messages from Trump's Twitter account emerged from a fight with Twitter over the legality of executing a warrant on the former president's social media. Days after the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the platform shut down his account.



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