Elon Musk's buddies are mad they're being asked by Twitter's lawyers to hand over any recent communications about the deal: 'I went to go take a s--- and I basically tweeted off the cuff'

Elon Musk and David Sacks, Getty
Elon Musk's social circle is fighting back a barrage of subpoenas from Twitter.
Last week, the company subpoenaed Musk's employees, who some say were not involved in the deal.
David Sacks called Twitter's legal requests "petty" and "vindictive".
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Some of Silicon Valley's biggest names have had some choice words for Twitter in recent days after the company dragged Elon Musk's social circle into its legal battle with the world's richest man.
David Sacks, one of the entrepreneurs who helped Musk found PayPal, called the subpoenas "harassment" and "fishing expedition" "petty" and "vindictive" during his weekly appearance on the "All In" podcast on Friday.
Sacks and another host, investor David Friedberg, appeared to mock the subpoenas from the law firm representing Twitter, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP in their lawsuit seeking to force Musk to close the deal. The subpoena, which Sacks said is about 30 pages long and demands all communications with his friends over the past six months, includes requests for documents related to Sacks public tweets about Musk's purchase.
"Now I know an attorney at Wachtel Lipton that when you look at my tweets and how brilliant they are, you might think I have extensive documentation and source material for it, but let me tell you what happened," he said bags "I wanted to go shit and basically tweeted on the fly and that's how the tweet ended up in the public record. There are no documents or notices of my tweets and this idea that I'm kind of guessing what they're trying to be clear about, I was kind of tweeting on behalf of someone or at the behest of someone."
The subpoena relates to several of Sack's tweets, including one in which he provides a checklist for Twitter's next CEO.
— David Sacks (@DavidSacks) April 16, 2022
Chamath Palihapitiya, a billionaire investor who was also subpoenaed last week, said he was confused when he received the subpoena.
"The whole thing is just a tremendous waste of time," Palihapitiya said on the podcast.
Palihapitiya also raised concerns related to the number of bots on the platform.
"Even as a user, the bot problem is very real," he said. "I used to be an avid user of Twitter and I think it's become exceptionally unusable in the last year," he added.
Both Sacks and Palihapitiya have previously criticized the site for bots and claims of censorship on the platform.
Last week, investor Joe Lonsdale, who attended May's all-in summit with Musk, described the subpoenas on Twitter as a "huge harassing fishing expedition."
— Joe Lonsdale (@JTLonsdale) August 1, 2022
Sacks also responded to the subpoena on Twitter with a picture of a middle finger.
— David Sacks (@DavidSacks) August 2, 2022
On Friday, Sacks said it was the first subpoena he had received in more than five years and that he planned to hire an attorney to have the legal request overturned.
Representatives for Sacks, Palihapitiya and Lonsdale did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
The subpoenas on Musk's circle of friends represent a handful of court requests sent out after Musk's attempt to back out of the $44 billion purchase.
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