In a recent turn of events, Brendan Carr, a US FCC Commissioner, has levied serious accusations against the White House and other government agencies, alleging the targeted harassment of Elon Musk and his companies. Carr’s dissenting statement, released today after the FCC’s decision to deny Starlink an $886 million subsidy, sheds light on what he perceives as a deliberate campaign against Musk.
Carr asserts that Elon Musk became a target for federal agencies, receiving a “green light to go after” him following Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. The Commissioner’s official statement, published today, questions the FCC’s departure from the traditional framework in evaluating Starlink subsidies.
These bold claims by Commissioner Carr raise concerns and suggest a potential need for investigation into the alleged targeting of Musk and his ventures. The FCC, under the Biden administration, recently revoked an $885 million grant to Starlink, employing what Carr deems an impossible standard, directly impacting Elon Musk and his companies.
The situation becomes more intricate with accusations of political agendas against Elon Musk, particularly from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Recent developments include the DOJ suing SpaceX for “Hiring discrimination,” Senator Elizabeth Warren urging the SEC to investigate Elon’s Twitter takeover on grounds of “conflict of interest,” and the DOJ and SEC launching an investigation into Tesla ($TSLA) under the label of the “Glass House Project.”
This wave of legal actions has stirred public sentiment, with calls for self-investigation within the government. The mounting investigations and lawsuits against Musk’s companies, portrayed as a systematic effort to sabotage them, prompt concerns about potential ideological motivations within government agencies.
As these events unfold, the plea for impartial scrutiny gains traction, emphasizing the importance of investigating alleged weaponization of the law against those with dissenting ideological perspectives. The situation remains dynamic, and the public watches closely to see how these legal battles may impact not just Elon Musk but the broader landscape of government-business interactions.
The full statement issued by Commissioner Carr can be seen below.
It states that the FCC did not use traditional framework when assessing the Starlink subsidies.
Bold claims which may be worth investigation.
— The Kobeissi Letter (@KobeissiLetter) December 13, 2023
Last year, after Elon Musk acquired Twitter, President Biden gave federal agencies the green light to go after him.
And they have.
Today, the FCC adds itself to the growing list of federal agencies engaging in the regulatory harassment of Elon Musk.
I dissent. pic.twitter.com/1zEoGCwiNk
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) December 12, 2023
It is now clearer than ever that the DOJ & SEC have a political agenda against @elonmusk & trying to sabotage all of his companies by launching investigation after investigation & lawsuits to piss off shareholders.
— Nicholas Mugalli (@RealNickMugalli) August 30, 2023