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Retribution for Putin's interview with Carlson? The court ordered Musk to testify on Twitter

USA (, - The US Federal Court ordered Elon Musk to testify about his acquisition of the social network Twitter (now X). This was reported by the Voice of America*.

A federal judge has ordered Elon Musk to testify again as part of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) investigation into his $44 billion acquisition of the social network Twitter.

“Musk was given a week to agree on the date and location of the hearing. Judge Laurel Beeler's ruling, issued Saturday evening, cemented a preliminary ruling in favor of the SEC made in December.

Musk said he had already testified to the SEC twice, but declined to do so a third time. Beeler responded by saying that the SEC had the right to issue a subpoena requesting the relevant information. According to the judge, if the SEC and Musk cannot agree on the date and time of the hearing, then she herself will listen to both sides and make a decision for them.

It is noted that in October, the SEC filed a lawsuit against Musk to force the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX to testify as part of the investigation into his purchase of the social network Twitter in 2022, later renamed X. The agency is interested in whether Musk complied with the law when submitting the necessary documents for purchase of Twitter shares and whether his statements regarding the transaction were misleading.

“Friction between Musk and the SEC began when the commission sued him after the SpaceX owner tweeted in 2018: “Funding secured,” referring to a possible plan to issue shares of Tesla. To settle the case, Musk agreed to have a Tesla lawyer review his tweets about the electric vehicle maker. The SEC sued him again in 2019 for allegedly violating this provision. Musk asked the Supreme Court to review the agreement, saying it violated his constitutional right to free speech,” writes GA.

It should be noted that the decision of the Federal Court followed shortly after the publication of the X interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Tucker Carlson on the social network. It was posted on the page of an American journalist and received 111.2 million views in less than 16 hours. 740 thousand people noted that they liked the interview. Another 40.9 million read the material on the page of the owner of the social network X, Elon Musk. 407 thousand put the “I like” mark.

Musk later responded to a threat from EU representatives to impose sanctions against Tucker Carlson for an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. If the European Union does this, it will greatly offend the Americans, Musk said.

“You can agree with Tucker or not, but he is an influential American journalist, and such actions will greatly offend the American public,” he wrote on his page on the social network X.

In addition, as reported, Musk called on the US leadership to stop the Ukrainian conflict. On social network X, he emphasized that this should have been done a year ago.

Thus, he commented on the statement of President Joe Biden, who called Congress’s unwillingness to approve funding for arms supplies to the Kyiv regime “criminal negligence.”

Retribution for Putin's interview with Carlson? The court ordered Musk to testify on Twitter