Special Counsel Jack Smith’s Search Warrant for Trump’s Twitter Includes People Who Merely ‘Liked’ Tweets

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Special counsel Jack Smith wants everyone to know he’s got the dirt on Donald Trump. Kind of.

A released version of the search warrant used to obtain information from Trump’s Twitter account should scare the pants off of anyone who actually believes in any of that “democracy” stuff Democrats like to talk about so often.

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Heavily redacted

The New York Post reports:

Special counsel Jack Smith’s comprehensive search warrant … sought the 2024 Republican presidential primary front-runner’s search history, drafted tweets, blocks and mutes.

The special counsel also demanded a list of all devices used to log into the account and information on users interacting with Trump, heavily redacted court filings show. 

The search warrant, issued in January against the company now known as X, was among several documents released by the Justice Department Monday as part of a lawsuit brought by media organizations seeking sunlight on the special counsel’s investigation into Trump’s actions leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol. 

The filings shed some light on what investigators were looking for when they issued the warrant against the social media company owned by Elon Musk.

Eight of the 14 pages related to the search warrant are completely redacted.

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What Are They Trying to Hide?

But the preposterously redacted warrant also includes this:

All information from the ‘Connect’ or ‘Notifications’ tab for the account, including all lists of Twitter users who have favorited or retweeted tweets posted by the account, as well as all tweets that include the username associated with the account (i.e. “mentions” or “replies”)

Got that? Doesn’t that sound awfully close to a general warrant? The kind we fought the American Revolution over? The government doesn’t need lists of people who “liked” things on a social media site.

For all the “threats to democracy” Democrats constantly crow about, you’re looking at them.

If Trump ran afoul of the law, he should be held accountable. But over time, it sure feels like the Left is throwing everything at him and hoping some of it sticks.

Of a 14 page document related to the search warrant, why are eight of those pages redacted? That’s more than half.

If they’re not trying to hide something, you couldn’t tell the average person that. It all looks suspicious.

And as Donald Trump has said, he’s just one more indictment away from being re-elected president.

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