Elon Musk must close Twitter Deal by Friday or Face Trial

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has until Friday to close his USD 44 billion Twitter acquisition deal or face a trial, reported CNN Business.

The clock is ticking as billionaire Musk has till 5 p.m. ET on Friday to close the deal. Meanwhile, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is being investigated by the US federal authorities in connection with his USD 44 billion Twitter buyout deal, said media reports citing a court filing by the microblogging site. However, the Twitter court filing did not go into details of the ongoing probe as to what actions taken by the business magnate are being investigated by the officials, reported CNN.

In the court filing, Twitter without delving into details of the matter, simply said that they are looking into Musk's "conduct" linked to the deal. The main scrutiny seems to be on Musk's legal team.

Twitter accused Musk's legal team of failing to produce draft communications with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a slide presentation to the Federal Trade Commission. This is part of the two sides' ongoing litigation over whether Musk can walk away from the deal, reported CNN.

Reacting to the Twitter filing, Musk's attorney Alex Spiro said that the filing only aims to digress from its own legal issues which came to the surface by whistleblower disclosure. The former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko last month made allegations on Twitter of wrongdoings including "Twitter's tracking and measurement of user engagement."

"Twitter's executives are under federal investigation," Spiro said in a statement to CNN. "This misdirection was sent by Twitter to try and uncover which of their assorted misconduct they are under investigation for."

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