Biden admin considers investigating Musk Twitter deal as a national security threat

Bloomberg News reports that the administration of President Joe Biden is now considering whether or not to investigate Elon Musk as a national security threat. 

The Biden administration is specifically looking to do a national security review of Musk’s ongoing Twitter acquisition and his Starlink internet satellite system.

The big question, though, is what motivates the Biden administration even to consider such an investigation.

The official narrative

It is that the Biden administration is being motivated by recent statements and actions made by Musk that in their opinion suggest that Musk is favoring Russia in its ongoing war with Ukraine.

For example, Musk, on Twitter, recently suggested that a compromise peace deal in which Ukraine cedes Crimea to Russia could be a way forward. This, though, is something that Russia, not Ukraine, would agree with – as Ukrainian officials made clear in response to Musk’s tweet.

Musk has also recently suggested that he might stop giving Ukraine access to his Starlink internet system, which has been a big help to Ukraine in the war against Russia. Musk, though, has recently tempered this threat.

It is stuff like this, though – along with the fact that Musk is buying Twitter with a group of foreigners – that, according to Bloomberg, is motivating the Biden administration to conduct a national security review of Musk’s Twitter acquisition and Starlink.

It remains to be seen whether the Biden administration will proceed with this investigation. It does not appear to have begun just yet.

Another take

Some commentators are suggesting that there is another, more plausible reason why the Biden administration is considering investigating Musk, namely, because he is no longer a Democrat supporter.

“In the past, I voted Democrat because they were (mostly) the kindness party,” Musk said in May. “But, they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold.”

Musk, at the time, also posted a graphic that showed him moving from center-left to center-right as the “woke ‘progressive'” moved to the extreme left.

You can judge for yourself what is motivating the Biden administration. But, there is little doubt that Musk’s departure from the left isn’t sitting well with Democrat leaders. And, we all have seen how Biden and his fellow Democrats have been treating their Republican opposition.