Elon Musk invited legal scrutiny by tweeting out his doubts about a $44 billion Twitter bid

Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s early Friday morning tweet proclaiming that his $44 billion bid to buy Twitter (TWTR) is on hold may violate laws meant to protect public markets from manipulation, experts say.

Twitter shares began sliding following the tweet, broadening a wider than usual margin over the past two weeks between the market price and Musk’s offer price of $54.20 per share. The slide could give regulators and shareholders more reasons to go after Musk, on top of ongoing disputes

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