The US administration is now questioning whether some of billionaire Elon Musk’s businesses should be scrutinized for national security reasons, Bloomberg reported.
In this case, the Starlink satellite network, deployed by the company SpaceX, is in the sights of the authorities.
Last week, Elon Musk asked the Pentagon to pay for the system deployed in Ukraine. A claim that went very badly with the Department of Defense, finally forcing the billionaire to do an about-face.
If the billionaire claims to be “pro-Ukrainian”, he had proposed on Twitter a succinct “peace plan” which largely took up Moscow’s proposals. A famous geopolitical scientist then assured that Musk had told him that he had discussed this issue directly with Vladimir Putin.
A troubled position which only reinforces the annoyance of the American authorities. Especially since another file agitates the Pentagon: the takeover of Twitter. Elon Musk is preparing to pay 44 billion dollars to afford the social network by selling part of his Tesla shares but above all by relying on banks and foreign investors. And it is this last point that worries the authorities.