Media studies that the US Air Drive is reviewing the safety clearance of Elon Musk, the chief govt of automaker Tesla are inaccurate, US Air Drive spokesperson Captain Hope Cronin stated on Friday.
Musk has safety clearance as a result of one other of his firms, SpaceX, offers satellite tv for pc launch companies to the US authorities.
Fox Enterprise Community and CNBC reported that the Air Drive was trying into Musk's marijuana smoking and his safety clearance after Musk was filmed smoking pot, consuming whiskey and wielding a sword on a reside internet present with comic Joe Rogan.
Fox Enterprise Community reporter Charles Gasparino tweeted, "After inquiries by @FoxBusiness i’m instructed that the @usairforce has begun to look into @elonmusk's pot-smoking throughout @joerogan interview. at problem: @SpaceX is a authorities contractor and marijuana use is prohibited for individuals w govt safety clearance – keep tuned"
Tesla afterward Friday stated its accounting chief would go away after a one-month stint, the newest in a string of surprising behaviour and govt departures which have surprised traders.
Shares of the electrical carmaker closed buying and selling at $263.24, down 6.three p.c for the day, with traders on edge after a tumultuous August throughout which Musk proposed after which abruptly pulled the plug on a go-private deal.