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Special counsel Jack Smith obtained a search warrant for the Twitter account of Donald Trump as part of his criminal investigation of the former president, an appeals court decision revealed Wednesday.
Twitter, now known as X, initially delayed production of the materials required by that warrant as it filed a court action seeking to block an order that it not disclose the existence of the warrant, the decision says.
The ruling by the U.S. Court Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court judge’s $350,000 contempt sanction on the social media company for failing to comply with the warrant until after a three-day deadline.
A spokesman for Smith declined to comment to CNBC on the ruling.
Spokesmen for X did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment
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