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Dear Reader,

Subpoena power is a mighty weapon, but it’s nothing compared to a search warrant. 

During the summer of 2022, the House Select Committee used subpoenas to obtain evidence as it investigated the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. But Special Counsel Jack Smith likely has been able to get his hands on far more proof in his criminal case against Donald Trump through the use of search warrants. The results are likely to provide new evidence when the case goes to trial in March. 

On Monday, Smith filed an expert notice in the election interference case. The notice disclosed Smith’s intent to present testimony regarding search warrant evidence pertaining to digital devices, which can present a treasure trove for prosecutors.