Texts released ahead of Twitter trial show Elon Musk assembling the deal

Private text messages between the Tesla CEO, Silicon Valley's wealthy and powerful, 

As well as his subordinates, advisers, and a small number of journalists, politicians,

And aspiring businesspeople, were used to negotiating Elon Musk's Twitter acquisition.

The court documents were made public as part of a pre-trial search procedure on Thursday

 A legal dispute over whether to abide by the merger agreement Musk signed to buy Twitter.

On October 17, Twitter and Musk are scheduled to appear in court.

Musk's correspondence with several others, including Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison

Current CEO Parag Agarwal, and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, is included in the stream of communications.