As SEC investigates Musk’s tweet, Musk will likely have to recuse himself from Tesla’s buyout

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Given some of the outlandish remarks Elon Musk has a penchant for making on Twitter, it can sometimes be difficult to discern when the Tesla CEO is being serious and when he's simply having a little bit of fun. Most recently, Muskk had the tech and automotive worlds scratching their collective heads after tweeting that he would consider taking Tesla private should the stock reach $420 a share. What's more, Musk indicated that he had already secured funding for such an eventuality.

While ostensibly a joke, Musk wasn't playing around. A few hours after the tweet went up, Tesla published an internal email that was sent to Tesla employees which outlined the benefits of taking the company private.

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As SEC investigates Musk’s tweet, Musk will likely have to recuse himself from Tesla’s buyout originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 9 Aug 2018 at 19:28:37 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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