"I want to be clear: I do not respect the SEC," he told Lesley Stahl during an interview with CBS "60 Minutes", which sent Sunday.
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"The only tweets that might be considered … would be if a tweet had a likelihood of causing a movement in the stock," he said. "Otherwise it's – Hey, First Amendment."
Stahl then asked: "But how do they know if it's going to move on the market if they do not read them all before you send them?"
Well, I suppose we can make some mistakes, "Black Musk." Who knows? "
Neither Tesla nor SEC responded to requests for comment.
In September, regulators sent a lawsuit against Musk. He was tempted to investors when he tweeted that he had "secured" funding to take Tesla privately at $ 420 per share, a significant mark over the company's trading price. However, Musk had actually not locked funding for such an agreement.
Musk signaling first that he would fight for the agency, although he reversed the course a few days later. In addition to a bottom, Musk agreed to withdraw from his role as Tesla's leader.
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