Muellering along, exploited cell phone GPS to track Trump associates
[WashingtonTimes] Uranium One Robert Mueller says he was able to pinpoint security company executive Erik Prince's precise location for several hours in January 2017 by matching his mobile phone signal to a cell site near Trump Tower in New York City.
The special counsel's report discloses the use of this investigative technique, by which police determine a suspect';s location via a cell phone GPS signal.
The Prince narrative is one instance in unredacted sections of the report in which Mr. Mueller's team explicitly disclosed cell phone tracking. It raises the question of whether the FBI applied the process to other
victims investigative subjects a phone's GPS signal can disclose its exact location within a few feet. One of the first requests the FBI makes when confronting subjects is to ask for their electronic devices.
The fact Mr. Mueller could pinpoint Mr. Prince's exact whereabouts suggest he used GPS readouts, which prosecutors can subpoena from cellular service providers.
Posted by: Woodrow 2019-06-10