In a shocking turn of events, court records have been unsealed revealing that Special Counsel Jack Smith’s legal team argued for the secrecy of their efforts to obtain records from former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. What could they possibly be hiding? Well, according to these lawyers, they were concerned that Trump could react by inciting violence. Really, guys? This is the best you’ve got?
First of all, it’s absurd to suggest that the former president would use Twitter’s direct message function for any kind of confidential communication. I mean, come on! Trump had the full array of communication technologies available to him as the head of the Executive Branch. Do you really think he would choose Twitter DMs over more secure channels? This argument from Smith’s office is nothing more than grasping at straws.
But it gets even more ridiculous. Smith’s team went on to accuse Trump of undermining the investigation into potential mishandling of classified information and even suggested that his offer to cover legal expenses for witnesses was obstructive conduct. Give me a break! Trump was simply exercising his right to defend himself and ensure a fair trial. It’s called due process, people. But of course, in the eyes of these biased prosecutors, any action taken by Trump is automatically suspect.
And let’s not forget their claims about the risk of violence. Yes, they actually had the audacity to argue that concerns about violence were “not hypothetical considerations.” Look, we all saw what happened on January 6th, and I condemn any violence or unlawful behavior. But to suggest that Trump is personally responsible for the actions of a few misguided individuals is absurd. He never incited violence, and there is no evidence to suggest otherwise. This is just another attempt to demonize a political opponent.
In the end, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sided with Smith’s office, claiming that disclosing the warrant to Trump would jeopardize the ongoing investigation. I’m sorry, but I find this reasoning to be unquestionably flawed. Allowing the former president access to the warrant would not magically give him the power to destroy evidence or intimidate witnesses. It’s a weak argument based on unfounded fears.
And to top it all off, we still don’t even know what these alleged direct messages from Trump’s Twitter account contained. So, what was the point of all this secrecy and legal battle? It seems like nothing more than a desperate attempt to smear a political opponent and distract from more pressing issues. The American people deserve the truth, not these biased attempts to undermine a former president.