New filings show special counsel Jack Smith plans to call witnesses who have analyzed data extracted from former President Trump’s cell phone in the federal election interference case.
Smith reportedly plans to bring in experts for testimony, including one who can weigh in on Trump’s Twitter habits and another who has analyzed the movement of the crowd following the President’s speech on Jan. 6th, 2021.
Prosecutors on the election interference case also extracted data from Trump’s White House cell phone, and that of an aide, described in the filing only as “Individual 1.”
The expert, who is unnamed in the court filing, reviewed how Trump and the aid used their phone throughout the post-election period, and has “specifically identified the periods of time during which the defendant’s phone was unlocked and the Twitter application was open on Jan. 6.”
It’s unclear the extent of the information prosecutors have from Trump’s phone, though the filing says the expert analyzed “images found on the phones and websites visited.”
A separate expert prosecutors plan to bring in will analyze how a crowd of Trump supporters moved in response to his speech which included calls to “march towards the Capitol.”
The expert “plotted the location history data for Google accounts and devices associated with individuals who moved, on January 6, 2021, from an area at or near the Ellipse to an area encompassing the United States Capitol building.”
Their review “will aid the jury in understanding the movements of individuals toward the Capitol area during and after the defendant’s speech at the Ellipse.”