The Biden administration is getting increasingly desperate to block Elon Musk’s buyout of Twitter, according to a new report.
“Scoop: Biden admin officials are discussing whether US should subject some of @elonmusk’s ventures to national security reviews, including his deal for Twitter Inc., and the Starlink satellite network, sources tell @SalehaMohsin and me. @BloombergTV,” Jennifer Jacobs reported.
Elon Musk reacts to Biden officials' discussions, still at early stage, on what tools, if any, are available to let federal govt to review his ventures. "It would be hysterical if the government stopped Elon from over paying for Twitter 😂," a reader tweeted. @elonmusk: "💯🤣."
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 21, 2022
“Elon Musk reacts to Biden officials’ discussions, still at early stage, on what tools, if any, are available to let federal govt to review his ventures. ‘It would be hysterical if the government stopped Elon from over paying for Twitter ,’ a reader tweeted. @elonmusk,” she added.
Elon Musk had a simple reaction to the report on Twitter.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 21, 2022
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“100,” Musk tweeted with a laughing emoji.
Occupy Democrats earlier in the night had put out the talking points, based on Trump second impeachment star witness Fiona Hill’s discredited word.
If you’re terrified that Twitter is about to be bought by Elon Musk, a man who U.S. national security expert Fiona Hill just declared is an “intermediary” who is “transmitting messages from Putin,” please RT & join https://t.co/IO2pIBwKJt, a new pro-democracy Twitter alternative!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) October 21, 2022
“BREAKING NEWS: The national security expert who testified at Trump’s impeachment hearing, Fiona Hill, drops bombshell, accusing Elon Musk of being an “intermediary” who is “transmitting messages from Putin” that will help Putin win his war against Ukraine. RT TO EXPOSE ELON MUSK!” Occupy Democrats tweeted.
“If you’re terrified that Twitter is about to be bought by Elon Musk, a man who U.S. national security expert Fiona Hill just declared is an ‘intermediary’ who is ‘transmitting messages from Putin,’ please RT & join http://Tribel.com, a new pro-democracy Twitter alternative!” the group added.
Elon Musk responded earlier to unsubstantiated reports that he had a discussion with Russian President Vladimir Putin before advocating peace between Russia and Ukraine on Twitter.
No, it is not. I have spoken to Putin only once and that was about 18 months ago. The subject matter was space.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 11, 2022
When asked if a Vice News report that he spoke with Putin was true, he said: ‘No, it is not.”
According to the unconfirmed report, Elon Musk had met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Ian Bremmer, who provided his account in an email to Eurasia Group subscribers.
As reported by Business Insider, “Musk told Bremmer that Putin said he was ‘prepared to negotiate’ under the conditions that Crimea remains under Russian control, that Ukraine remained neutral, and that Russia’s annexations of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia were enforced.”
On Thursday, Musk sent a huge warning shot to ‘Woke’ Twitter employees ahead of his buyout offer for the social media giant, a deal that is expected to close next week.
“In retrospect, it was inevitable,” Musk tweeted, along with a cartoonized photoshop image of Musk, West, and Trump as the ‘Three Musketeers.”
Elon Musk is under investigation by federal authorities, according to Twitter court documents. The social media platform’s attorneys recently divulged the revelation, although it did not list the government agency. There was speculation that it could be the Security and Exchange Commission, which could issue Musk a fine for violations, but was unlikely to block the deal.
Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick had earlier cleared the path for Elon Musk to close his buyout of Twitter by the midterm elections.
“Defendants and Counterclaim-Plaintiffs Elon R. Musk, X Holdings I, Inc., and X Holdings II, Inc. (collectively, “’Defendants’) have agreed to close on the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated April 25, 2022, and they have moved to stay this action in light of their agreement,” the judge ruled. “Defendants have stated that ‘the closing is expected on or around October 28, 2022.’”
“This action is stayed until 5 p.m. on October 28, 2022, to permit the parties to close on the transaction,” the judge added. “If the transaction does not close by 5 p.m. on October 28, 2022, the parties are instructed to contact me by email that evening to obtain November 2022 trial dates.”
The Washington Post and legacy media outlets can sound the alarms all they want, but their days of dominating the influential Big Tech platform are numbered. If Musk returns to a free marketplace of ideas, as he has promised, elitist left-wing ideas will be openly challenged by conservatives and populists on Twitter. As the 2016 election showed, the ramifications can be disastrous for them.
That is why the Biden administration is weighing a politically motivated intervention into the Musk deal. Political propaganda doesn’t work if the American people can openly discuss it and expose it to the truth. This is why the American left is freaking out at the prospect of Twitter becoming a free speech platform again.