Is this the post-contempt phase of corrupt totalitarian politics that sets in, in banana republics when there are zero expectations of anything except corrupt criminality by the powers at the top?
Why yes, I think it is.
U.S. exploring whether it has authority to review Musk’s Twitter deal – Washington Post
U.S.? Is that what we’re calling a partisan faction abusing its authority for political gain?
Does anyone seriously believe that the Biden administration would be investigating Elon Musk’s Twitter buy if t were say, Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos or if Musk were a reliable vote and committed to suppressing opposition speech?
That revelation comes as Treasury Department officials begin looking into whether they have the legal authority to start an investigation into the purchase because of Musk’s ties to foreign governments and investors, people familiar with those discussions said…
White House officials also previously discussed the possibility of a national security review of the acquisition, according to another person. Additionally, officials at the FBI looked into the potential counterintelligence risks posed by the deal this past spring, according to two people familiar with the inquiry — though it is not clear whether the matter has been studied by senior officials at the bureau or if those discussions are still active. All the people spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss matters they were not authorized to disclose publicly.
So the White House, the FBI and Treasury? Also known as the Biden administration looking for any angle to secure control over a key social media outlet again. Perhaps these folks might want to look into TikTok, which I hear is run by our enemies. Instead, Biden is being promoted by the Democrats on TikTok. But let’s skip forward to saying the quiet part out loud.
The U.S. government’s preliminary attempts to scrutinize the Twitter deal comes as the billionaire introduces new changes to the structure of one the world’s most powerful communication platforms…
A growing number of Biden allies have in recent days clamored for CFIUS to investigate how these nations could influence Musk.
So it’s about the politics.
Launching investigations of companies for partisan political gain would seem to be illegal and an impeachable offense.