Biden Hints At Possible Government Investigation Into Elon Musk
(RepublicanNews.org) – Elon Musk’s recent acquisition of Twitter, and his attempts to shape the company in his image, have upset many people. Others have shown concern for the nature of Musk’s multi-billion-dollar deal, as several foreign entities helped the world’s richest man fund the purchase. President Biden recently commented on the possibility of the federal government looking into the Tesla, SpaceX, and now Twitter CEO.
Reporter: Do you think Elon Musk is a threat National Security?
Biden: *laughs* I think that Elon Musk’s cooperation with other countries is worthy of being looked at pic.twitter.com/HrFKWPZFmi
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 9, 2022
On November 9, Bloomberg correspondent Jenny Leonard originally asked the commander in chief if Musk posed a threat to America’s national security, pointing to foreign powers such as the kingdom of Saudi Arabia being involved in the acquisition of Twitter. Leonard asked the president if he believed the US government could investigate the billionaire’s deal.
While Biden stopped short of outright accusing Musk of doing anything wrong, he did admit that an investigation into the billionaire’s Twitter acquisition, namely his cooperation with foreign powers, would be worth looking into. The next day a reporter asked Jake Sullivan, Biden’s National Security Advisor, about the president’s comments. Sullivan asserted everyone heard what Biden had to say about the issue.
A reporter asks about Biden saying Elon Musk should be looked in to as a national security threat
Jake Sullivan: "You heard the president yesterday, and the CFIUS process is the normal process through which transactions that might have a national security nexus get reviewed." pic.twitter.com/EiW6vxXBRf
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) November 10, 2022
The National Security Advisor also mentioned that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) process was typical, adding it will determine if any of the transactions that took place posed a threat to national security. Sullivan didn’t offer any additional details on the matter. Instead, the National Security Advisor declared he wouldn’t be commenting any further, explaining he would defer any questions to the CFIUS.
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