Tech billionaire Elon Musk has become quite outspoken on Twitter, the social media platform he is attempting to purchase, and has had no qualms about using that platform to call out powerful elitists and institutions.
Musk did exactly that earlier this month with a tweet referencing the “client list” of late pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein and his convicted accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell — a list that many suspect contains the names of former President and first lady Bill and Hillary Clinton, The Conservative Brief reported.
Musk wants to know about Epstein and Maxwell’s “client list”
The tweet from Musk about Epstein and Maxwell’s “client list” came on May 2, the same day that the judge overseeing Maxwell’s case had slightly reduced the potential prison sentence she will eventually face.
According to ABC News at that time, federal judge Alison Nathan had agreed to combine the three conspiracy counts Maxwell had been convicted of, a move that would effectively reduce Maxwell’s sentence by about 10 years. She could still be sentenced to as many as 55 years in federal prison on June 28, though.
Over on Twitter that same day, in the comments to posts Musk had made that were highly critical of NBC News, an anonymous Twitter user noted that the media had paid more attention to actor Will Smith’s slap of comedian Chris Rock than the Maxwell trial over sex trafficking charges, and also noted that Twitter had suspended an account that had been tracking news from that trial.
In reply, Musk echoed a common refrain among many conservatives and independents about how none of Epstein and Maxwell’s associates have been outed, and wrote, “Where is their ‘client’ list? Shouldn’t at least one of them go down!?”
Where is their “client” list? Shouldn’t at least one of them go down!?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 2, 2022
Cryptic references to “suicide” and death under “mysterious circumstances”
Musk followed that tweet just a couple of hours later one that read, “Hey, why are they already writing my suicide story!?”
That may well have been a reference to what is known as “Arkancide,” the explanatory term for the fact that dozens of formerly close associates of Bill and Hillary Clinton have turned up dead in mysterious or unusual circumstances.
It may also help explain Musk’s cryptic tweet a week later on Mother’s Day in which he wrote, “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya.” That had earned him a stern rebuke from his mother, Maye Musk, who didn’t find it particularly funny, to which he had replied, “Sorry! I will do my best to stay alive.”
A Twitter bid is “temporarily on hold”
Meanwhile, in current news that may or may not be related to Musk’s tendency to ruffle the feathers of the powerful elite, the New York Post announced that Musk tweeted early Friday morning that his bid to purchase Twitter for approximately $44 billion was “temporarily on hold” — an announcement that sent the platform’s stock plummeting before it partially recovered once the markets opened several hours later.
Musk later added in a follow-up post that he was “Still committed to acquisition,” which suggests that regardless of certain obstacles and opposition he may be facing behind the scenes, he still intends to purchase Twitter and reform it to be a bastion of free speech and open dialogue.