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Biden Asked Whether Elon Musk Is ‘Threat’ to National Security, Says Relationships ‘Worth Being Looked At’

On Wednesday, President Biden said that Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, as well as his relationships with other countries, should be looked at, refusing to say if the social media platform’s new CEO was doing anything wrong.

A reporter asked Biden during a press conference at the White House if he thought Musk was a threat to U.S. national security and if the joint acquisition of Twitter with foreign governments like Saudi Arabia should be investigated.

Biden paused for a moment, laughed, then said, “I think that Elon Musk’s cooperation, and/or technical relationships with other countries, uh, is worthy of being looked at,” he said, pausing several times throughout the statement. “Whether or not he is doing anything inappropriate, I’m not suggesting that. I’m suggesting that … it’s worth being looked at.”

Musk’s purchase of Twitter became official at the end of October, and he took over the social media platform. Within days of taking the helm, he fired multiple top executives, thousands of employees and began to change the company’s business strategy.

Resist the Mainstream previously reported that “The U.S. Treasury is exploring its authority to investigate Musk because of his ties to foreign governments and investors. Tesla’s factory and electric vehicle sales in China and having Middle East investors in Twitter reportedly constitute concern.”

The Daily Wire reported that the White House had been weighing the option of subjecting Musk’s business dealings to national security reviews because of how much power he has acquired.

Bloomberg News reported that the administration specifically wanted to scrutinize Musk’s Twitter deal and SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network, though the White House denied these claims.

The Washington Post noted that the areas of concern are related to “a Saudi prince’s holding company and a subsidiary of the Qatari sovereign wealth fund,” a few of the investors who backed the deal to buy Twitter. Another investor is the Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Binance, and Musk has extensive ties to China through his role as CEO of Tesla.

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