(FreedomWire.org) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he supports his administration scrutinizing billionaire Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter but laughed off the idea of congressional Republicans investigating his son’s illicit activities.
During a White House press conference, he was first asked about the prospect of investigating Musk’s purchase.
“Mr. President, do you think Elon Musk is a threat to U.S. national security? And should the U.S. — and with the tools you have — investigate his joint acquisition of Twitter with foreign governments, which include the Saudis?” a reporter said.
“I think that Elon Musk’s cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at. Whether or not he is doing anything inappropriate, I’m not suggesting that. I’m suggesting that it’s worth being looked at. But that’s all I’ll say,” the president replied.
CBS News notes that although “Musk financed much of the purchase through his own fortune,” an estimated $7.1 billion “was provided by equity investors including fellow billionaire Larry Ellison as well as foreign sources,” including Saudi Arabia.
That said, there’s no evidence suggesting that there’s anything nefarious about his equity relationship with “foreign sources,” as noted by critics.
It’s ironic because during the same press conference in which the president suggested Musk may be up to no good, he turned around and dismissed congressional Republicans’ concerns about his crack-smoking son Hunter’s history of shady business dealings.
“What’s your message to Republicans who are considering investigating your family and, particularly, your son Hunter’s business dealings?” a reporter asked him.
“Lots of luck in your senior year, as my coach used to say. Look, I think the American public want us to move on and get things done for them. And, you know, I heard that it was reported … many times that Republicans were saying, and the former president said, ‘How many times are you going to impeach Biden?’” the president replied.
“I mean, I think the — I think the American people will look at all of that for what it is. It’s just almost comedy. I mean, it’s — but, you know, look, I can’t control what they’re going to do. All I can do is continue to try to make life better for the American people,” he added.