Elon Musk’s plan to take Tesla private could face another obstacle: Trump

There is nothing remotely normal about Elon Musk's bid, revealed last week on Twitter, to take Tesla private. He's already being sued by investors and reportedly investigated by the SEC thanks to the highly weird ways that information about this merger have trickled out, and his supposed funding from the Saudi government seems far from "secured" at the moment.

But as Bloomberg points out, even if everything else plays out per Musk's plan, there's going to be another sticking point: the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, a government panel that reviews takeovers of American companies by foreign entities through a national security lens. The Trump administration already torpedoed one big takeover of a US tech company in the last year, and there's everything to suggest that the Saudi government taking over a major US tech company would raise some eyebrows too.

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