Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Biden Calls for Federal Investigation of Elon Musk Over ‘relationships With Other Countries’; Comer Calls Biden ‘hypocritical’ Over Wanting Elon Musk Investigated But Not His Son Hunter, and related stories

Biden calls for federal investigation of Elon Musk over ‘relationships with other countries’:
President Biden called Wednesday for a federal investigation of billionaire businessman Elon Musk, who recently purchased Twitter with a stated goal of restoring free-speech principles.
“Do you think Elon Musk is a threat to US national security?” Bloomberg reporter Jenny Leonard asked Biden at his third solo White House press conference. “And should the US — and with the tools you have — investigate his joint acquisition of Twitter with foreign governments, which include the Saudis?”
“I think that Elon Musk’s cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at,” Biden answered. “Whether or not he is doing anything inappropriate, I’m not suggesting that. I’m suggesting that it’s worth being looked at.”
“How?” veteran journalist Brian Karem followed up.
“There’s a lot of ways,” Biden said without elaborating.
Musk, who also owns electric car maker Tesla and aerospace firm SpaceX, formally took over the social network last month. --->READ MORE HERE
Comer calls Biden ‘hypocritical’ over wanting Elon Musk investigated but not his son Hunter:
A top House Republican called Joe Biden “hypocritical” over his suggestion that Twitter owner Elon Musk should be investigated over his relationships with foreign countries even as the president laughed off GOP investigations into his son’s overseas business dealings.
Biden held a press conference Wednesday where he dismissed GOP concerns about Hunter Biden’s financial dealings in places like China and Ukraine, calling potential investigations into him, his administration, and his family as “almost comedy.” Yet businesses tied to Hunter Biden received millions of dollars from Chinese businesses linked to Beijing’s government and to Chinese businessmen whom the president’s son himself believed were tied to China’s intelligence services.
But when asked about Musk’s purchase of Twitter, the president said that was “worthy of being looked at.” A Saudi prince and Saudi holding company had held shares reportedly valued at $1.89 billion even before Musk’s $44 billion purchase of the company, and when the Tesla CEO bought Twitter, those Saudi ownership shares carried over.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, has been leading a GOP investigation into Hunter Biden, and he blasted Joe Biden’s apparent double standard on Thursday.
“That’s a big deal,” Comer said on Fox & Friends First on Fox News on Thursday morning. “The fact that Joe Biden said that there should be an investigation into Twitter over foreign investment will go down in history as one of the most hypocritical statements ever made by a president of the United States once our investigations into the Biden family’s influence peddling are concluded.” --->READ MORE HERE
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