(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) President Joe Biden may open a federal national security investigation into Elon Musk, his Twitter deal and his Starlink satellite network to prevent him from transforming the pro-censorship platform into a free-speech hub, Becker News reported.
The Biden administration’s intimidation campaign comes after the Washington Post revealed that if the Twitter purchase proceeds, then Musk plans to fire 75% of the company’s workers.
That would take Twitter’s workforce from 7,500 to about 2,000, according to a plan that Musk disclosed to prospective investors.
National security operative Fiona Hill escalated the anti-Musk campaign during an interview with Politico last week in which she accused him of “transmitting messages” from Russian President Vladimir Putin. He denied the allegation.
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
Musk provided Starlink’s satellite internet service to Ukraine at no cost, but he defied the American Militiary Industrial Complex when he suggested terms for a peace deal.
Even without Musk’s plan to acquire Twitter, the company had planned to reduce its workforce by 25%. With even deeper cuts, Musk will likely gut the platform’s censorship, misinformation and hate speech division.
Biden’s national security investigation into Musk would help him on two fronts. It would discredit Musk’s efforts to end the Russo-Ukrainian War as quickly as possible, and it would prevent him from ending Twitter’s pro-Democrat censorship practices.
But if Biden blocked the Twitter deal, then he could prevent Musk from overspending.
It would be hysterical if the government stopped Elon from over paying for Twitter 😂
— Nik “The Carny” Lentz (@NikLentz) October 21, 2022
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 21, 2022