Treasury staff at the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been called by Sen. Chris Murphy to determine whether Musk’s purchase of the social media platform could trigger a national security review due to the stake Saudi Arabia owns.

Asked today if the Biden administration shares the same view, NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said that the decision is up to CFIUS.

“If that to occur it would be their, CFIUS decision,” said Kirby. “We would not have a position here on that,” noted Kirby. “We are going to let CFIUS talk about that.”

In 2015, it has been widely reported that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment firm owned over 5% of Twitter, more than what Twitter’s then CEO Jack Dorsey owned.

Why the national security review would be needed now under Elon Musk and was not a problem in 2015 is yet to be determined.


Biden’s schedule for September 21, 2023 is out

EDT 9:00 AM President Biden receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 3:00 PM President Biden and the First Lady welcome President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Mrs. Olena Zelenska of Ukraine to the White House 3:25 PM President Biden holds a bilateral meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine 4:00 PM President Biden holds an expanded bilateral meeting…

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Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department at...

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