Newly unsealed court records offer more detail about what prosecutors were looking for when they subpoenaed records related to the Twitter account in January, a request granted by the court, my colleague Rebecca Beitsch reported.
The details come from February hearings held before then-U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell, who repeatedly questioned whether the company’s resistance reflected an effort by then-newly minted CEO Elon Musk’s efforts to get “cozy” with Trump.
But in the transcripts, the company also expressed fear some of Trump’s direct messages could be covered by executive privilege if he was communicating about state business with other administration officials.
The documents show the scope of the information sought by Smith, which also included information on any tweets that had been created or drafted and then subsequently deleted, as well as all searches connected to the account.
Read more in a full report at TheHill.com.