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Shooting outside Chicago hospital last weekend

Shooting: On Sunday, a judge ordered no bail for a man who shot and killed another outside Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

What happened

The shooting took place in the southwestern suburb of Oak Lawn, Illinois, early Saturday morning.

Prosecutors said on Sunday that Marques Rose, 36, shot and killed a man around two in the morning.

The shooting happened outside the emergency room.

Additionally, prosecutors revealed that Rose was out on bond for another case.

He currently has five felony convictions, including charges of firearms and burglary.

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Before the incident

According to prosecutors, Marques Rose and the victim were at 87th and Vincennes for an evening gathering.

After two people were shot in the area, a large group followed one of the victims to the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Rose and 28-year-old Brandon McGee, the victim, were members of the group.

Hospital security called the police when the large group arrived on the scene.

The shooting

According to prosecutors, Rose and McGee got into a heated argument.

McGee reportedly pushed Rose to the ground, and people pulled the two apart to cool off.

After some time, Rose returned and shot McGee in the head, killing him instantly.

Rose tried to flee the scene, but the police were already there.

However, they tracked him down and found the weapon under a nearby car.

Prosecutors said surveillance footage and testimony caught the entire event.

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The aftermath

The judge refused to order bail for Marques Rose.

They explained that despite the victim pushing Rose to the ground, people separated them to cool off.

The judge also said that a push and a gun are not equal in terms of force.

The gunman, Marques Rose, is due to appear in court on Monday for breaching his bond.


No bail for man accused of shooting another in head outside Advocate Christ Medical Center

Sam Bankman-Fried says he donated to the Republican party

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, shared that he had donated to both political parties.

The revelation

Sitting down for an interview with Tiffany Fong, the FTX founder revealed that he donated to both parties, saying:

“I donated to both parties.”

“I donated about the same amount to both parties,” said Bankman-Fried.

Democratic donations

Since the crypto exchange’s 2019 launch, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) has been known to support Democratic candidates.

In 2020, SBF was one of Joe Biden’s most prominent campaign donors leading to his presidency.

He gave $5,220,000 from FTX US and $6,242,800 from Alameda Research.

Read also: Sam Bankman-Fried Faces Downfall with FTX Collapse

Republican donations

SBF cited the Citizens United Supreme Court case while talking about his donations to the Republican Party.

“All my Republican donations were dark,” said Bankman-Fried.

“In practice, no one can fathom the idea that someone actually gave dark [money].”

Dark money

Political finance tracking website Open Secrets refers to “dark money” as spending that influences political outcomes, where the source of the money is undisclosed.

Sam Bankman-Fried explained that he chose to donate dark money to avoid attention from the public.

He also explained that journalists “freak the **** out if you donate to Republicans.”

The former FTX CEP labeled journalists super-liberal and said he didn’t want to start a fight.

SBF explained and said they conceded in the primary because there were good and bad candidates compared to the general election.

However, Bankman-Fried didn’t expand on what he considers a good or bad candidate.

Ukraine rumors

Sam Bankman-Fried also cleared up rumors that he was helping Ukraine launder money for the Democratic Party., a nonprofit, non-partisan election organization, also called the allegation false.

The group wrote an article dismissing the conspiracy theory, saying:

“There is no evidence to support the claim that Ukraine invested in or gave money to FTX.”

Sam Bankman-Fried says he can’t think of why Ukraine would launder funds for the Democratic Party or how anyone would launder funds.

“I wish I were a part of an international conspiracy that interesting,” said SBF.

Read also: Elon Musk says SBF didn’t contribute to Twitter buy

Other notes

After the company’s collapse, several US officials called for an investigation into Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX.

The US Financial Services Committee requested that SBF appear in Washington to testify on December 13.


SBF hid Republican donations so media wouldn’t ‘freak the fuck out’

Shooting in LGBTQ nightclub results in five dead

Shootings continue to plague the United States as an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs has become the latest victim of yet another mass shooting.

Before midnight on Saturday, a 22-year-old gunman entered Club Q and opened fire on the club patrons.

The shooting killed at least five people and injured 25 others.

The shooter

Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez has identified the Club Q shooter as Anderson Lee Aldrich.

Aldrich used a long rifle.

Vasquez also said the police found two firearms at the scene.

Additionally, Vasquez said at least two club guests confronted and fought Aldrich to prevent more violence.

“We owe them a great debt of thanks,” said the Police Chief.

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Anderson Lee Aldrich was arrested in June 2021 over a bomb threat that led to a standoff at his mother’s home.

Two law enforcement sources confirmed that the suspects in the nightclub shooting and bomb scare were the same people by name and date of birth.

According to a release from El Paso, Aldrich was arrested for menacing crimes and first-degree kidnapping.

At the time, sheriff’s deputies responded to a report from Aldrich’s mother that he threatened to harm her with a homemade bomb he made.

Although they called the suspect, he refused to comply with surrender orders, prompting them to evacuate nearby houses.

Hours after the police were called, the Sheriff’s Crisis Negotiation Unit convinced Aldrich to leave the house and arrested him when he walked through the front door.


Police say they are investigating whether the attack was a hate crime.

They highlighted Club Q’s relationship with the LGBTQ community.

“Club Q is a safe haven for our LGBTQ citizens,” said Vasquez.

“Every citizen has a right to feel safe and secure in our city, to go about our beautiful city without fear of being harmed or treated poorly.”

Club Q

The nightclub released a statement on social media saying it was devastated by the attack on the community.

Additionally, Club Q thanked the heroic customers who overpowered the shooter to end the hateful attack.

Earlier that day, the club released its night schedule, which included a punk and alternative show followed by a dance party.

They also planned a Sunday brunch and drag show for Transgender Day of Remembrance.

However, the club’s website says it will shut down until further notice.

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Governor Jared Polis has called for flags to be flown half-mast Monday through Saturday in all public buildings across the state to honor the victims.

“Flags will be lowered for 5 days to remember each of the 5 individuals who lost their lives in this senseless tragedy,” the release wrote.

“To further honor and remember the victims and those injured in this tragedy, the Polis-Primavera administration will also be flying the Pride flag at the Colorado state capitol for the next five days.”

Colorado became the site of some of the most impactful mass shootings in the country’s history.

Other shootings include the 1999 Columbine shooting and the 2012 movie theater massacre.

Additionally, Colorado was the scene of a Planned Parenthood mass shooting that killed three people seven years ago.

Meanwhile, a shooting broke out at a birthday party last year, killing six people.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been more than 600 mass shootings in the United States so far in 2022.


Gunman kills 5 at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs before patrons confront and stop him, police say

Student loan blocked by Republicans

Student loan debt is a problem many American citizens face, but President Joe Biden has offered a policy of forgiveness.

However, a group of Republican-led states argued on Wednesday that the policy should be put on hold while related lawsuits unfold.

Additionally, they noted that the Biden administration had extended the pause in student loan repayments.

The argument

Republican states received an appeals court order blocking the implementation of the program.

They said the extension showed the court order in place would do no harm.

In a new filing, Republicans wrote:

“The Department [of Education] can point to no emergency or imminent harm because, just yesterday, the agency extended the payment pause on student loans until the summer of 2023.”

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Payments pause

Federal student loan payments were due to resume in January after a year-long pandemic hiatus.

On Tuesday, however, the Biden administration said the hiatus would extend to 60 days.

The extension will take place when the pending litigation of the forgiveness program is resolved.

If the program is not implemented and the dispute is not resolved by June 30, payments will resume after 60 days.

The filing

Wednesday’s filing comes in response to a request from the Biden administration asking the Supreme Court to lift the hold on the student loan forgiveness program.

The program would cancel up to $20,000 of credit to individual borrowers who earned less than $125,000 in 2020 and 2021.

Republican states also blamed the government’s reliance on the pandemic as an excuse to obscure Biden’s goal of fulfilling his campaign promise to pay off student loan debt.

Biden’s student loan policy was going to go in effect this fall.

However, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked it in a lawsuit raised by the following:

  • Nebraska
  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • South Carolina


The Circuit alleges that Miguel Cardona, Secretary of the Department of Education, overstepped his authority.

Cardona canceled individual debts while implementing the program.

They also allege that the department violated administrative law by launching the policy.

Additionally, the states point to a Texas federal judge’s ruling in a separate case that overturned student loan policies.

The administration, in turn, filed an appeal with the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to Wednesday’s filing, the ruling will remain even if the Supreme Court decides to lift the suspension.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration suggests bringing the case to the Supreme Court if the 5th Circuit allows the verdict to be overturned.

Read also: President Joe Biden announces plan to cancel some federal student loans

The student loan program

US Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar argued in the Supreme Court petition that suspending the program would leave millions of economically vulnerable borrowers in limbo.

Additionally, people won’t know how much they owe and may be unable to make financial decisions without knowing their future repayment obligations.

Prelogar also explained that the program is a legal effort to ensure borrowers affected by a national emergency are not worse off with their student loans.


GOP-led states press Supreme Court to keep Biden student debt forgiveness on hold

Democrats Keep Senate Influence, Winning Nevada

The Democrats have maintained their narrow majority in the US Senate.

The Senate voted to determine a new chamber of Congress following Nevada’s tightly-contested race between Catherine Cortez Masto and Adam Laxalt. And Cortez Mastro defeated Laxalt. 

Saturday’s race result gives Democrats 50 Senate seats. It will be enough to obtain the majority with Vice President Harris’s tie-breaking vote.

However, the US House is still up for a tough race. Republicans maintain a slim head start to majority rule in America. 

Cortez Masto’s election was a deadlock in the race against Nevada’s Republicans. Cortez Masto’s competition with Laxalt was head-to-head. 

Per AP, Cortez Masto gathered approximately 5,000 votes lead. 

Democrats should be optimistic about their chances of taking back control in the Senate if Raphael Warnock wins against Georgia’s Republican candidate, Herschel Walker.

Triumph of Democrats

The Democrats’ victory in this year’s elections can be attributed mainly to their successful campaign about reproductive rights for women and children. Following the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, researchers found an increase in women and youth registration. 

The abortion issue is what made the difference for Democrats in this election. Of course, the economy and inflation were top priorities, but voting rights helped them get ahead of their opponent. 

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Senator Amy Klobuchar told NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday that it had been “a great week for democracy.” Moreover, it marked her party’s win to strong candidates “who had experience, who knew how to get things done.” 

“The reason there wasn’t a red wave is because Democrats had a ‘blue wave of accomplishment.’ And we basically defied the tides of history,” she stated, reiterating a statement from Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer. 

Goal in Senate

Klobuchar said that their mission was to decrease costs like pharmaceuticals and protect Social Security, and Medicare. Furthermore, they want to “do all we can to get our economy in a place that works for everyone.” 

The following mandate is to systematize Roe v. Wade.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen with the House. We don’t know if the Republicans will play ball. I’d get rid of the filibuster to do it,” he added. 

And the third one is to secure the country’s democratic state. 

“A lot of the election deniers lost,” Klobuchar said. “So, it shows Americans care about democracy.” 

If the Republicans grab power in the House, then it is nearly impossible for either chamber to find agreement. Meanwhile, a Democratic take-over would keep Biden’s trifecta for two additional years. 

Moreover, a firm Democratic Senate majority tightens Democrats’ capacity to support Biden’s nominees. It includes other future vacancies in the US Supreme Court. 

Meanwhile, the former president’s impact on his party’s odds is now under close observation. This is due to Democrats besting his chosen candidates. 

“Republicans lost the Senate in 2010 and 2012 because they put up poor candidates,” former GOP campaign strategist Liam Donovan said. 

“The difference [in 2022] is that President Trump, I think, locked these fields into questionable candidates. You had people that might have been the strongest staying out because they didn’t want to go anywhere near this. You had a number of strong governors who might have come in and easily won these seats that stayed out.”

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Republicans don’t take kindly to Trump’s campaign run

Republicans in the House and Senate are not thrilled that former President Donald Trump launched his third presidential race this week.

Trump’s presidential bid announcement came Monday.

Capitol Hill’s response showed a drop in support after years of disputes and scandals.

Moreover, the lack of interest in the Republican Party stems from its disappointing midterm performance.


A few dozen Republicans from both chambers were asked about Donald Trump’s presidential bid.

However, very few expressed enthusiasm for the 2024 race.

Instead, many have pinned their hopes on another emerging candidate or in a broader field so voters can choose someone who appeals to wider audiences.

South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds was among those who wanted a new candidate, saying:

“I want someone who is going to unite our party. That’s how we win elections. A reasonable person who would unite the party.”

Idaho Rep.Mike Simpson echoed his sentiments, saying:

“Let’s see who runs. Personally, I don’t think it’s good for the party.”

“I think his policies were good,” Simpson added. “I just don’t need all the drama with it.”

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One-time allies

Many of Trump’s former allies shared Mike Simpson’s sentiments.

Most pointed out how alienated the former president has become on Capitol Hill, especially after Tuesday’s election.

When asked if Donald Trump was in the running again, Texas GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw responded: “Still?”

He was questioned if he would join Trump, and Crenshaw responded, “Hell no.”

“None of us are entitled to these jobs,” said Trump ally and North Dakota Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer regarding the 2024 bid.

“He’s certainly not entitled to it. And I certainly wouldn’t be making any decision (to endorse) this soon.”

Moreover, according to Cramer, the party would have higher chances of winning if more candidates were running in 2024.

“I think we’re all better if there’s more of them up on the stage.”

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Meanwhile, others began fielding competing candidates.

GOP Sen. Jerry Moran said he was focusing on Mike Pompeo, a Kansan colleague and former secretary of state, and Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina.

“I think we have lots of Republicans who are interested in being our nominee for president,” said Moran, referencing Trump.

“And I’m interested in letting the American people make this decision. And I’m interested in seeing those people rise to the top.”

Republican Florida Representative Maria Elvira Salazar avoided questions about supporting Trump, saying instead:

“Let me tell you something: I do know the next Republican presidential contender is coming from Florida.”

Blame and distance

Several Republicans on Monday accused Donald Trump of pushing half-hearted candidates.

They also highlighted his obsession with his 2020 election loss, undermining the case they tried to file against Democrats that year.

South Dakota Senator John Thune of South Dakota said pursuing the 2020 election was not a winning strategy.

Surprisingly, many agreed with his opinion.

“I think looking forward is always a better campaign strategy,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia.

“Looking back to 2020 obviously didn’t work out.”

However, a moderate-leaning GOP lawmaker offered a harsh take on Trump’s presidential bid, saying:

“It’s like we’re on season 7, 8 of ‘The Apprentice.’ People are sick of it, they want to turn the channel. Let’s find something else.”

Meanwhile, Trump’s longtime critics, like Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, want no involvement with Trump’s third run.


Trump’s 2024 bid gets harsh reaction among Hill Republicans

Pakistan’s Civil-Military Relations A Rocky Road

In a democratic state, civilian supremacy is a norm. However, friendly relations between civil-military leadership are essential for the state to work effectively. Pakistan has had a democratically elected administrations, military rule and hybrid regimes throughout its brief history.

A decade and a half of democratic governance have made one thing very clear: the state’s executive branch, which is responsible for supplying services, cannot effectively carry out its duties or achieve its goals on its own. It cannot simply handle the enormous difficulties and natural calamities that Pakistan has experienced. Perhaps the political elites in Pakistan are aware of this. They might be under the impression that they will have a “controlled democracy,” supported and directed by the security establishment. Ironically, the leaders have exploited the establishment as a scapegoat for their political ambitions. They are fine as long as they have the security establishment’s blessing, but the moment they lose favour, they turn their weapons on the organization. This is what fuels Pakistani politics’ actual conundrum.

Despite all odds, Pakistan has demonstrated the capability to overcome significant obstacles when both the civil and military sectors of the government work together effectively. The management of the Covid-19 pandemic, the fight against locust attacks, the eradication of terrorism, the implementation of CPEC, and overcoming international challenges posed by FATF grey-listing, as well as avoiding multibillion-dollar Reko Diq and Karkey penalties, would not have been possible without a symbiotic civil-military relationship. The institutions would have been overrun without the military’s assistance in the face of such difficulties and cooperation between the civilian and military branches of the government. When there was civil-military synergy, the country has grown and performed better. It’s one of the explanations for why the executive performed better when Pakistan was under military rule.

There are other instances in other nations when civic and military institutions must work together to overcome significant obstacles. Despite having a wealth of resources and knowledge at its disposal, the US civil bureaucracy needs assistance from the National Guard and other military organizations at times of major emergencies, such as hurricanes.

Pakistan’s civil-military impasse is troubling but it can be resolved by passing laws and establishing a system in which both armed forces function harmoniously. The Constitution could specify the requirements for these functions in a way that takes this reality into account. Legal arrangements that permit military assistance, when necessary, with suitable oversight systems, also have to be in place.

Democrats Express Backing for Hakeem Jeffries as Nancy Pelosi Successor

The Democrats have chosen New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries to replace Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This could be a historic action, considering he’ll be the first Black person ever put in charge of part of Congress. 

In a surprise move, Speaker Pelosi announced her retirement this week. She didn’t reveal who she would support as her successor. 

Jeffries’ influence is apparent in the fact that both House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Majority Jim Clyburn endorsed him after announcing their retirement.

“Speaker Pelosi has left an indelible mark on Congress and the country, and I look forward to her continued service and doing whatever I can to assist our new generation Democratic leaders, which I hope to be Hakeem Jeffries, Katherine Clark, and Peter Aguilar,” Clyburn said. 

Furthermore, Hoyer stated that Jeffries “will make history for the institution of the House and for the country.” 

The 52-year-old New York Rep. would mark a significant change from the now threesome of House Democratic leaders. They will succeed those who are three decades older than them. 

In 2019, Jeffries sat as the Democratic caucus chairman. He stood as the youngest member to serve in leadership. 

When asked when he’d officially break the news of his run for leader, Jeffries stated: “Let’s spend the day at this moment continuing to process the historic nature of Speaker Pelosi and the opportunity that we’ve all had to serve with her.” 

“It’s been an amazing experience,” he continued. “This is a moment right now to continue to celebrate Speaker Pelosi.” 

Moreover, the House of Democratic caucus appears to support Jeffries. 

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Jeffries Gain Democratic Support

Before Pelosi’s announcement, Ohio Representative Joyce Beatty told CNN that she anticipated the caucus’s support for Jeffries. Beatty is the Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman. 

“If she steps aside, I’m very clear that Hakeem Jeffries is the person that I will be voting for and leading the Congressional Black Caucus to vote for,” Beatty stated. 

“I don’t always speak for everybody, but I’m very comfortable saying I believe that every member of the Congressional Black Caucus would vote for Hakeem Jeffries.” 

G.K. Butterfield, retiring North Carolina Representative and former CBC chairman, shared with CNN that Jeffries “is prepared for the moment.” This is if Pelosi relinquished her post. Butterfield told CNN he expected Jeffries to run. 

Over the past few months, Democrats have anticipated Pelosi’s possible step down from Congress would open the door for Jeffries. 

Jeffries graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton, Georgetown. He then proceeded to his law degree at New York University Law School. And in 2006, he was elected to the New York State Assembly. 

Since then, he has served New York’s 8th District. During Trump’s time, Jeffries led the passing of the bipartisan criminal justice overhaul bill or the First Step Act. 

A few House Democrats have stood for the moment of Pelosi’s step down. She gained the speaker’s gavel following the 2006 elections, then lost it following the 2010 elections. But after the 2018 elections, she won it again.

“She’s a historic speaker who’s accomplished an incredible amount, but I also think there are a lot of Democrats ready for a new chapter,” Massachusetts Representative Seth Moulton said.

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Hillary Clinton calls out Republicans on their hypocrisy

Hillary Clinton calls Republicans hypocrites for their focus on crime ahead of Thursday’s 2022 midterm elections.

The former secretary of state told CNN’s Don Lemon that Republicans don’t care about voter safety.

Instead, she implied they want to scare voters.

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump’s former presidential rival praised President Joe Biden’s efforts to fight inflation, calling the efforts impressive.

However, she added that it was more difficult to “focus on the future” than to deal with complaints.

Hillary Clinton’s attacks on Republicans centered primarily on crime.

She said it was ironic that they did not proactively speak out against the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Crime has been a significant issue for Republicans throughout the 2022 campaign.

Party members have spent millions attacking Democratic opponents for being soft or connecting them to efforts to defund the police.

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One example Clinton cited of Republican hypocrisy is the contest between Kathy Hochul and Rep. Lee Zeldin, her GOP challenger.

Zeldin condemned the crime in New York in his attempt to become the state’s first Republican governor following George Pataki in 2006.

According to ad tracker AdImpact, Zeldin has aired six TV commercials in the past month, with five focusing on crime.

Some ads showed violent crimes in New York, including shootings and assaults – crimes Republicans blame Hochul for.

According to Hillary Clinton, the Republicans are trying to instill fear and anxiety in the people.

“They are not dealing with it. They are not trying to tackle it,” said Clinton.

“So I view it as an effort to scare voters.”

Response to Pelosi attack

Although Hillary Clinton agreed that crime was a legitimate concern for voters, she suggests that Republicans don’t want to solve the problems.

Instead, they want a problem.

Clinton shows contempt for Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate for mocking the attack on Paul Pelosi.

According to her, the Republican response to the attack indicated where the country is to have people like the Republican candidate who laugh at an attack on a person.

“I am rarely shocked anymore, but making fun of that attack, somehow trying to turn it into a joke, the same party that wants us to be worried about the crime,” she said.

“You know the hypocrisy is incredibly obvious.”

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Although Hillary Clinton is one of America’s most famous Democrats, she has been the least visible figure in the party at election campaign events in recent years.

Her event with Hochul is the first candidate-specific rally she will headline this year.

New York Democrats have called for help, emphasizing the party’s concerns as Election Day approaches.

However, according to polls during a ticket rush in New York in mid-October, Hochul has 50% voter support, while Zeldin has 46%.

Hillary Clinton also noted that the tight race between Hochul and Zeldin is more of a “turnout problem.”

She also expects Kathy Hochul to come out victorious on Tuesday.


Clinton accuses Republicans of trying to ‘scare voters’ over crime

President Joe Biden wary of Elon Musk

President Joe Biden recently noticed Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and new owner of Twitter, has a unique relationship with other countries.

He also says Musk’s relationship is worth looking into.

However, Biden declined to specify how.

President Biden

At a Wednesday conference in the White House, the president shared his thoughts on Elon Musk as a threat to the United States.

Interviewers brought up the joint acquisition of Twitter by Musk and foreign governments.

“Elon Musk’s cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at,” said President Joe Biden.

“Whether or not he is doing anything inappropriate – I’m not suggesting that.”

“I’m suggesting it’s worth being looked at, and that’s all I’ll say.”

Read also: Hillary Clinton calls out Republicans on their hypocrisy

Elon Musk

Conversely, Elon Musk is not a fan of the US President.

The new Twitter owner actively criticizes Democrats on his social media accounts.

Throughout the year, Musk accused President Joe Biden of neglecting his electric vehicle company despite Tesla’s success.

Instead, Biden would prefer the old automakers and their union.

As a result, Elon Musk pledged to vote for the Republicans.

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National security reviews

Before Musk completed the $44 billion acquisition, Bloomberg reported that Biden administration officials discussed putting his operations to national security reviews.

According to CNN, the Biden administration dismissed the report, citing people familiar with the matter.

National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said: ‘We do not know of any such discussions.’

According to a Treasury Department spokesperson, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States does not comment publicly on transactions it may or may not review under law and practice.

Additionally, several foreign companies and investors have pledged to help Musk fund the deal, including Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was one of Twitter’s most prominent investors.


President Biden says Elon Musk’s relationships with other countries are worth looking into