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WASHINGTON — The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice, including some that investigators would not have learned of otherwise, according to a dozen current and former White House…

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Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year

“This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” said Mr. Musk, the head of Tesla. “It was excruciating.” Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, is facing an intense existential crisis. "From a personal pain standpoint, the worst is yet to come,” he said.CreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse —…

Investors Betting Against Tesla Made $1 Billion on Friday

It has made for a bumpy ride for Tesla investors — on either side of the trade. Through it all, Mr. Musk’s public attacks on shorts have only intensified. In May, he took to Twitter and warned of the “short burn of the century comin soon.” A month later, he predicted that those wagering on…

Weekend at Elon’s: A Tesla Subplot With Azealia Banks

In a two-week drama for Tesla, there has been a bizarre subplot, mostly played out on social media. It features the rapper Azealia Banks and the company’s chief executive, Elon Musk. The scene is Mr. Musk’s Los Angeles home. The time is Friday, Aug. 10. The action is what is in dispute. Several days after…

5 Takeaways From Elon Musk’s Interview With The Times About Tesla

Will There Be a No. 2? “To the best of my knowledge,” Mr. Musk told The Times on Thursday, there was “no active search right now.” People familiar with the matter, however, said that executives were looking for a No. 2 executive, and one person said the hunt had intensified in recent weeks. A couple…