Images on Trump’s phone to be used as evidence against him in court

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By Carina

In a significant development in the upcoming election fraud trial of Donald Trump, new court filings reveal that images from his phone, along with those of a co-conspirator, reportedly identified by CBS News as Rudy Giuliani, will be critical evidence.

The trial is set to commence in Washington, D.C., in March, with prosecutors yet to disclose the specifics of these images.

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Riggleman stresses importance of phone records in prosecution

Denver Riggleman, a former technical advisor to the January 6 committee, expressed on X (formerly Twitter) the significance of these phone records to the trial.

“This is very good news. Anyone can lie or obfuscate during interviews— or conveniently forget. But ones and zeros— data is the way. Content stored locally and backed up by link analysis and pattern of life is powerful indeed,” he commented.

Riggleman, a former Virginia Republican congressman, highlighted the significance of geolocation data in demonstrating the “pattern of life” of Trump and other involved parties.

Smith reveals prospects for J6 committee to obtain phone device data

Reflecting on the limitations faced by the January 6 committee, Riggleman remarked, “One thing I wished we had during the J6 committee investigation— access to specific phone device data. Device data is specific to the phone itself and different from Call Detail Records (CDRs).”

His interest in this data type is evident as he stated his desire to access it.

Jack Smith, the chief prosecutor, revealed plans to summon three phone data experts to the stand in a D.C. court filing.

Phone data experts to spotlight Trump’s actions on January 6

These experts will shed light on Trump’s activities and social media presence during the January 6 Capitol riots. According to Smith’s filing, one expert, identified as “Expert 3,” analyzed data from Trump’s and Giuliani’s phones, focusing on images and website visits.

While media outlets have speculated that “Individual 1” is former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, official confirmation is pending, Newsweek has contacted Giuliani’s spokesperson and Trump’s attorney for comments.

Trump faces four counts in Washington, D.C., related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results leading up to the January 6, 2021, riot.

Trump pleads not guilty to charges as legal battles persist

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, including conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and obstruct an official proceeding.

Trump’s legal challenges don’t end here. As he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, he is contending with four criminal cases, maintaining his innocence in each and labeling them a political witch hunt.

Former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance, commenting on X, underscored the gravity of the situation for Trump.

Digital evidence, geolocation data in focus as Trump’s trial nears

“Jack Smith got into Trump’s phone, and the expert who did it will testify to the usage of these phones throughout the post-election period, including on and around January 6, 2021, when a mob of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol,” she wrote.

Vance also mentioned the potential use of geolocation data to track movements from the Ellipse to the Capitol following Trump’s speech on January 6, as well as data from White House phones.

As the trial approaches, the spotlight intensifies on using digital evidence in high-profile legal proceedings.

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