House GOP leaders say they are in contact with Elon Musk to testify before the House Oversight Committee as part of their broader investigation into President Biden and his son, Hunter.
“I contacted Elon Musk through secondary channels to tell him that we would love for him to come before the committee,” Rep. James Comer (R-Ky), the powerful panel’s new chairman, told The Post in a statement. exclusivity. sitdown this week in Washington, DC “I’m pretty confident he’ll provide more information, but he’s welcome to come before our committee. We’re going to roll out the red carpet for Elon Musk.”
Comer continued, “He is doing the Oversight Committee and America a great service by releasing all emails and correspondence between the Biden campaign and the Democratic National Committee and Twitter.”
Republicans sent a letter Oct. 28 to Musk asking him to keep the relevant documents.
“Republicans on the Committee. . . urges you to reverse the pattern
to censor certain news and opinions. This includes ending the practice employed by former Twitter leadership of prioritizing its own worldview over freedom of expression and information,” Comer wrote.
A much colder reception is expected for Twitter’s former top executives, including recently fired general counsel Jim Baker, as well as ex-censorship honchos Vijaya Gadde and Yoel Roth, who Comer says , would all be called to testify if necessary.
On Tuesday, all three received official letters from the committee asking them to appear for questioning.
“Your testimony will provide the Committee with critical context regarding the decision by Twitter’s censorship team to ban users from sharing information about a presidential candidate,” Comer wrote to Baker.
“He’s a very important person in this investigation,” Comer said of Baker – whom Musk fired this week after accusing him of interfering in the release of information surrounding the company’s decision. to censor Hunter Biden’s reporting from the Post.
“What I want to know is who told you that was Russian disinformation? Did you just make this up, or was the FBI involved? Who within the Biden campaign was specifically the one advising you on this? Comer said of the queries he queued up.
Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion earlier this year and embarked on a top-down reorganization of the company, laying off thousands of employees and reinstating previously banned far-right users like Laura Loomer and Roger Stone.
The billionaire is no stranger to congressional hearings and previously appeared before Congress in 2014 to discuss space exploration. And there’s a chance he’ll be called out by Senate Democrats for a less friendly reception. In April, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) said she was considering having him testify before the Commerce Committee, which she chairs, Fox Business reported.
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