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Elon Musk Sends Viral Four-Word Tweet After Another Twitter Shake-Up

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Tesla, SpaceX, and Starlink founder and CEO Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter has not yet been finalized but already there have been some major changes and shake-ups at the social media giant.

The platform’s co-founder and long-time CEO, Jack Dorsey, has stepped away from the company’s board.

“As we shared back in November, Jack would be leaving the Board when ‘his term expires at the 2022 meeting of stockholders,'” a Twitter spokesperson noted in a statement.

He also left the company as CEO in November while announcing that Parag Agrawal, who was the company’s chief technical officer, would step in to replace him.

Here’s how Musk responded: “Jack off the board!” — a tweet that seems to be a fun little quip that wound up going viral on Thursday.

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As the deal to buy Twitter progresses, Musk has also made headlines for other reasons.

Last week, for instance, he called out a tweet by two-time presidential loser Hillary Clinton as a “hoax,” which she sent out shortly before the 2016 election.

“Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank,” Clinton wrote in the October 31, 2016, tweet, which contained a lengthy memo from one of her then-top aides, Jake Sullivan, now serving as President Joe Biden’s national security adviser.

Sullivan claimed: “This could be the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow. Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank. This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia. It certainly seems the Trump Organization felt it had something to hide, given that it apparently took steps to conceal the link when it was discovered by journalists.”

A Twitter user subsequently asked Musk if he planned to crack down on disinformation like that if his deal to purchase the platform goes through.

“@elonmusk I have reported this tweet as misleading disinformation to the powers that be at @twitter. I would be interested to know if, when you receive control over the company, anything was done with this at any level. Pls advise soonest,” the user wrote.

“You are absolutely correct. That tweet is a Clinton campaign hoax for which their campaign lawyer is undergoing a criminal trial,” Musk responded as he linked to a story from the BBC about the ongoing trial of Michael Sussmann, who served as an attorney for the Clinton campaign in 2016.

Sussmann has been accused by special counsel John Durham of lying to the FBI, telling then-general counsel James Baker he was not working on behalf of any clients when he passed along the fake claim about a link between Kremlin-aligned Alfa Bank and Trump’s company.

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The Daily Wire adds:

During the trial last week, Clinton’s campaign manager testified that Clinton personally authorized her campaign to share computer data — which has since been debunked — that purportedly linked Trump with a Russian bank.

Robby Mook, her 2016 campaign manager who testified as a defense witness for Sussmann, said he spoke with Clinton about the supposed link, and said the discussion went like, “Hey, we have this and we want to share it with a reporter,” he said.

“She agreed,” Mook testified, indicating that Clinton herself personally signed off on spreading the false narrative.

Former President Donald Trump reacted last week to Mook’s testimony, asking specifically how he was supposed to get his reputation back.

Trump said in an interview with Fox News Digital that the entire Russia investigation is “one of the greatest political scandals in history,” and that he likely will “never” get his “reputation fully back.”

“This is one of the greatest political scandals in history,” Trump told Fox News. “For three years, I had to fight her off, and fight those crooked people off, and you’ll never get your reputation fully back.”

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