Billionaire Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter promises to return freedom of speech to the platform, and the Democrats flat-out hate it. They are mad Musk is interrupting their censorship of conservatives plans and are looking to turn the federal government against him as a result.
According to the Washington Post, U.S. Treasury Department officials are reportedly planning to open investigations into Musk due to supposed “ties to foreign governments and investors.”
The report states that the Treasury is planning to say that Musk has ties to hostile foreign governments which could harm the United States (sound familiar?).
The post reported that officials are concerned because “large foreign investors would have access to confidential information about Twitter’s finances — and potentially its users,” under the terms of Musk’s purchase of the company.
The report said that the FBI was also looking into potential counterintelligence risks posed by the acquisition this spring.
The White House similarly toyed with the idea of subjecting Musk’s business dealings to national security reviews. Bloomberg News reported last month that the administration specifically wanted to scrutinize Musk’s Twitter deal and SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network.
The Washington Post specifically noted that the areas of concern are related to “a Saudi prince’s holding company and a subsidiary of the Qatari sovereign wealth fund,” which are some of the investors backing the deal.
They are also claiming that Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Binance is another problematic connection.
Treasury staff at the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) are reportedly investigating whether Musk’s purchase of Twitter could spark a national security investigation after a 2018 legislative update allows CFIUS to investigate “not only foreign ownership, but minority stakes in critical areas, including sensitive personal data held by businesses.”
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) requested that CFIUS “conduct an investigation into the national security implications of Saudi Arabia’s purchase of Twitter.”
“We should be concerned that the Saudis, who have a clear interest in repressing political speech and impacting U.S. politics, are now the second-largest owner of a major social media platform,” Murphy said. “There is a clear national security issue at stake and CFIUS should do a review.”
The issue is the federal agencies, who seem to be doing the bidding of the Democrats, are rather quick to investigate Musk and his plans for the platform while turning a blind eye to the even more troublesome links to foreign governments that President Joe Biden and his family possess.
The Biden family has been linked to various nations, including China and Ukraine, which could have serious implications for national security and are more than likely impacting policy decisions made by the president – but where are those investigations?