Eric Trump threatens to “sue for libel” after a report said organizers of the Jan.6 Capitol riot used “burner phones” to communicate with him and others in the his father’s team.
President Donald Trump’s son took to Twitter on Wednesday, Nov. 24 to retweet an article from the Palmer Report, writing: “Well, here’s a selling point I can sue for libel. It’ll be fun. I am. an incredibly honest, clean guy – unlike Hunter (Biden), no drugs, healthy lifestyle, not the “phone burner” type… Tweet recorded. ” However, the story was first reported by Rolling Stone.
Well, here is a point of sale that I can sue for libel. It’s gonna be fun. I’m an incredibly honest and clean guy – unlike Hunter, no drugs, healthy lifestyle, not the phone burner type… Recorded Tweet… @palmerreport https://t.co/ua5Wu1cyQO
– Eric Trump (@EricTrump) 25 November 2021
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What did the report say?
Rolling Stone reported on Tuesday evening, November 23, that Kylie Kremer, a senior group official who was involved in planning the January 6 rally, ordered his assistants to buy three cellphones with money for just one week. before the riot began. “All three sources say Kylie Kremer took one of the phones and used it to communicate with top White House and Trump campaign officials, including Eric Trump, the president’s second eldest son, who runs the family’s real estate business; Lara Trump, Eric’s wife and former senior Trump campaign consultant; Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff; and Katrina Pierson, a Trump surrogate and campaign consultant “Rolling Stone reported.
The sources added that some of the most crucial planning between major rally planners and Trump’s inner circle took place on these burner phones. “They were planning all kinds of things, marches and rallies. Any conversation she’s had with the White House or the Trump family has been on these phones, ”the team member said of Kylie Kremer.
A number of people reacted to Eric Trump’s tweet, most of them making fun of him. “Clean and honest? How many clean and honest people are prohibited from serving on the board of directors of a charitable foundation? One of them said, while another noted, “You can’t sue them for that.” Whether you have used criminal phones or not, if he calls you a liar, you will need to explain which phones you were using. You can’t sue him. Either way, you don’t understand the law. If you understood her, you would realize that you are in big trouble. A third joked: ‘You could have used your tweet to deny that you have a burner phone. Why didn’t you do it? ”One of them remarked,“ Still on the Hunter thing, Eric? It must be so sad to be so jealous of a man whose father really loves her. “One commentator tweeted:” Can’t wait to see them taste their own venem !!! “
Clean and honest? How many clean and honest people are prohibited from serving on the board of directors of a charitable foundation?
– Democracy restored (@ GhostOfDemocra2) 25 November 2021
You can’t sue them for it. Whether you have used criminal phones or not, if he calls you a liar, you will need to explain to him which phones you were using. Not that you can sue him anyway, you don’t understand the law. If you did, you would realize that you are in big trouble.
– The river man (@Espranor) 25 November 2021
You could have used your tweet to deny that you had a burner phone. Why didn’t you do it?
– Pastor Al Funghi (@funghi_al) 25 November 2021
Still on the Hunter thing, Eric? It must be so sad to be so jealous of a man whose father really loves him.
– Janet McLamb (@ rnj114) 25 November 2021
Can’t wait to see them taste their own venem !!!
– Ginny Ewing (@ GinnyEwing5) 25 November 2021
Can burner phones be traced?
For those who don’t know, burner phones are basically inexpensive prepaid cell phones designed for temporary use. It is popular for those who want to hide their identity as it does not require users to have an account. This makes them difficult to trace, especially if they are purchased with cash. As a result, the use of burner phones could make it more difficult for congressional investigators to find evidence, if any, of the coordination between the Trump team and rally organizers.
However, although difficult, a burner phone number can be traced. All mobile phones (including prepaid phones) and burning apps go through a cellular operator or virtual number operator that backs up call logs, data usage, approximate location, and text messages. Law enforcement can force companies to provide this information. Cell phone subscribers don’t realize that even with non-pseudonymous information, their identity can be revealed when it comes to a disposable virtual phone number. Whether through a data breach or vendor marketing / advertising decisions, users waive their rights to the data collected about them when they activate a service. Even making a voice call can give a sample clear enough for the speech recognition software to recognize the user. It is also possible to establish your identity by tracing other phones that are simultaneously moving between cell towers.