Elon Musk Is Putting Twitter on the Spot Over Clinton's 2016 Tweet Claiming Trump/Russia Link

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Elon Musk is going scorched Earth on Democrats and it’s beautiful.

Remember Clinton’s famous 2016 tweet attempting to link then-Republican candidate for President Donald Trump to Russia? According to Clinton and her campaign, Trump had a “secret line of communication to Russa” via a server in Trump tower that linked to a Russian-based bank. This discovery by “computer scientists” was supposed to “explain Trump’s bizarre adoration of Vladimir Putin” and his pro-Kremlin positions.

It was all an attempt to further tie Trump to Russia as per the Democrat Party’s narrative at the time, but it was a narrative that had no basis in reality and was the epitome of misinformation in the truest sense of the word. In fact, as RedState reported on Friday, Clinton has been directly linked back to the release of the Alfa-Bank story by Robert Mook, a Clinton Lackey.

If you don’t remember the tweet, don’t worry, it’s still up as of this writing despite Twitter’s commitment to eliminating misinformation, even when it comes to our political leaders.

A Twitter user named “VeeSPIKE” tweeted Elon Musk, currently on the road to purchasing the social media company, that he’d been reporting Clinton’s tweet as “misleading disinformation” but nothing had been done. He requested Musk use any influence he may have on the company to have something done about it.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Musk responded.

“You are absolutely correct,” said the Tesla CEO. “That tweet is a Clinton campaign hoax for which their campaign lawyer is undergoing a criminal trial.”

Musk accompanied this with a link to the BBC on the Michael Sussmann trial. Musk then finished it off with a follow-up tweet directed toward Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Vijaya Gadde, asking what their response to this was.

It’s unclear if anything will happen with the tweet. Despite Twitter’s imminent takeover by Musk, it’s been full speed ahead for Twitter’s unrelenting quest to censor those its admittedly hard-left employees disagree with.

(READ: Nanny Twitter Strikes Again, Institutes New ‘Crisis Misinformation’ Policy)

Regardless, it’s pretty clear that Musk is well aware of the problems and is coming down hard on the current crop of employees who have not only restricted the free speech of the western world but have insulted him personally. Musk is driving home the message that in its current state, Twitter is a dishonest company that needs new management. While this might be part business maneuver, part self-indulgence, he’s not wrong.

And if Twitter does nothing about this Clinton tweet, then it’ll be one more thing that proves Musk absolutely correct.