SEC insists Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter Sitter’ needs to stay

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pushing for Elon Musk’s Twitter Sitter to stay in place. In a letter to the US Court of Appeals, the SEC insists that the Court keeps the oversight position.

Per the letter obtained by Yahoo Finance, the SEC notes:

Musk waived his opportunity to check the Commission’s allegations at trial when he voluntarily agreed (twice) to a consent judgment

Musk is hoping the Court will grant his want to overrule the settlement he made with the SEC over his 2018 tweets about taking Tesla private after winning a lawsuit last month which cleared him of wrongdoing together with his “funding secured” tweet in 2018.

That is the second time he has attempted to get the Court to do that. Last yr, a judge denied an try and scrap the agreement.

For the SEC, the decision within the case in San Francisco has nothing to do with Musk’s ability to Tweet. They note:

[The verdict] says nothing in regards to the continuing public interest in a negotiated settlement term that doesn’t preclude Musk from tweeting accurately about Tesla or other topics but slightly requires Tesla to review Musk’s Tesla-related communications before publication, including through Musk’s Twitter feed—a communication channel designated by Tesla for disclosure.

A hearing date will not be set but ought to be in the approaching months. Tesla nor Musk provided a comment on the SEC letter.

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