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Search warrant sparks MASS outrage, reveals Jack Smith targeted any American who retweeted or liked Trump tweets

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Every account that liked or retweeted former President Donald Trump’s posts on what was formerly known as Twitter became a target of the Biden Justice Department as revealed in a newly released document.

Among several documents that were released by the Justice Department on Monday was the search warrant special counsel Jack Smith ordered to investigate the former president’s Twitter account. Revealed in the pages of the document was that Twitter users who interacted with the then-president’s account also had their data investigated.

Information about tweets, his search history, and notably even the users who followed, liked, or retweeted Trump before his Twitter account was suspended following the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot were part of the sweeping search warrant. Elon Musk, who bought the social media platform and renamed it X reinstated Trump’s account in 2022.

The document released Monday is “heavily redacted,” with the New York Post reporting “Eight of the 14 pages related to the search warrant are completely redacted.”

The wide-ranging areas covered in the search warrant raised an alarm on X where journalists, pundits and others reacted to the fact that even those who liked or shared Trump’s tweets were targeted.

“In the pages that aren’t obscured, there are demands by Smith for information on virtually every conceivable aspect of the 77-year-old former president’s Twitter account, including “all advertising information … and ad topic preferences,” all IP addresses associated with the account, Trump’s privacy and account settings, records of the account’s communications with Twitter support and all direct messages sent and received by the account from October 2020 to January 2021,” the New York Post reported.

“The government also sought information on users who interacted with Trump leading up to the riot,” the outlet added.

Also released on Monday was the Justice Department’s legal response to Twitter attempting to notify Trump about the search warrant at the time, which had been issued to the social media platform with a nondisclosure order.

Reactions on X were swift and scorching.