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SEC subpoenas Tesla over Elon Musk’s tweets: Fox News

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent subpoenas to Tesla Inc regarding its privatization plans and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s statement “funding secured”, Fox News tweeted on Wednesday, citing sources.

The electric car maker’s shares fell 4 percent to $333.33.

Musk said on Twitter early last week he was considering taking Tesla private at $420 per share.

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Tesla declined to comment, while the SEC was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva


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Failure to immediately impeach Trump ‘puts the republic in grave danger’: constitutional scholar

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As a former co-prosecutor in the impeachment of Arizona Governor Evan Mecham, Paul Eckstein always believed that the definition of "high crimes and misdemeanors" is both "less and more than criminal conduct."

"It is less because a crime need not have been committed by the impeached officer," Eckstein writes in recent op-ed for AZCentral. "It is more because to be impeachable, an act of omission must be an 'abuse of some public trust.'"

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Lindsey Graham backs up Trump’s widely condemned impeachment tirade: ‘A lynching in every sense’

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President Donald Trump's widely condemned comparison of House Democrats' impeachment inquiry to a "lynching" has the support of at least one Republican senator.

As reported by The Hill's Alex Bolton, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday agreed that with the president's characterization of the House Democrats' efforts to hold him accountable.

"This is a lynching in every sense," Graham said.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) similarly agreed with Graham that House Democrats' efforts to impeach the president amount to a "lynching," as reported by Politico's Burgess Everett.

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Donald Trump is mirroring the career path of Vladimir Putin: Scientology doc maker Alex Gibney

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According to the director of the "Going Clear," the definitive documentary on Scientology, the rise of both Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin neatly mirror each other in the way that they have propelled themselves into office by using media manipulation as their most potent weapon.

As part of a discussion with the Daily Beast about his latest work, Citizen K, a look at the life of Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Alex Gibney said Putin's career trajectory became a major part of his story -- and he noticed extraordinary parallels with Trump.

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