According to the New York Post, X first put off granting the request, which led to a $350,000 fine being levied against the platform.
In addition, a list of all the devices used to log into Trump’s account and any IP addresses connected to it is requested in the warrant. This implies that the information would have been disclosed to the special prosecutor by any employee or assistant who logged into the account.
X (Twitter) was also directed by the warrant not to inform Trump about the search order. The company made an unsuccessful attempt to overcome this in court.
Smith had argued in counter-arguments that “there is reason to believe notification to the former president, a sophisticated actor with an expansive platform, would result in a statutorily cognizable harm.”
“The [Non Disclosure Order] was granted based on facts showing that notifying the former president would result in destruction of or tampering with evidence, intimidation of potential witnesses, or other serious jeopardy to an investigation or delaying of trial.”