Elon Musk is so busy that he schedules his appointments, meetings, and calls in five-minute increments.  Getting on his calendar is not easy, and it will be impossible on September 26th and 27th because he has a prior commitment; Twitter attorneys will depose him in preparation for the October trial that will determine if he can back out of the purchase of Twitter. 

He will follow Jack Dorsey, the former CEO of Twitter, who is being deposed Tuesday by both Twitter and Musk’s attorneys. 

The other key figure who will be deposed prior to the trial is the whistleblower, former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko, who recently testified in front of Congress about security vulnerabilities at the social media company that put users and investors, and yes, even U.S. national security at risk. 

Twitter says Zatko is full of you know what, though it seems somewhat risky to willingly go before a Congressional hearing and lie for no apparent monetary gain. 

Tensions and acrimony are heating up, and Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the world will pay close attention. On top of Dorsey and Musk, Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle and the CEO of Intel, Robert Swan.

The trial is now less than a month away, set to start on October 17th in Delaware, bringing that state more attention and scrutiny than it has seen in the past 100 years. It will last five days, and at stake is the ownership and future of Twitter. 

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