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Word is Elon Musk has a new adversary: Jack Smith

By Molly Roberts

11 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. The Justice Department obtained a search warrant in January for records related to former President Donald Trump's Twitter account, leading to a $350,000 fine for Twitter for contempt. This has led to criticism from both progressives and conservatives.

Move over, Mark Zuckerberg. Word is Elon Musk has a new adversary: Jack Smith.

The Justice Department special counsel investigating Donald Trump obtained a search warrant in January for records related to the former president's Twitter account, recently unsealed documents show. The platform took the issue to court and eventually gave up after it was walloped with a $350,000 fine for contempt. So make that $44,000,350,000 that Musk has sunk into the floundering social media service.

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