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Musk Claims SEC ‘Misconduct’ as He Seeks End to Limits on Tweets

March 29, 2022, 1:45 PM

Elon Musk accused the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of “misconduct” as the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer seeks to exit a 2018 deal with the regulator that limits his Twitter posts about the electric car maker.

Musk wants to block an SEC subpoena seeking information about Tesla’s public-disclosure controls and to undo a set of court orders he and his company agreed to in 2018, which led to reviews of his company-related tweets by an in-house official who’s been referred to as the CEO’s “Twitter Sitter.”

“The SEC argues that it has unfettered authority to subpoena whatever it wants, ...