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This gutsy tactic could make or break the AT&T-Time Warner court fight

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The landmark court battle between AT&T and the U.S. government took another unusual turn Wednesday when reports surfaced that the telecom giant may seek to call the Justice Department’s top competition regulator — the very same person…

AT&T Intensifies Battle for Time Warner by Targeting Trump's Role

Bloomberg

AT&T Inc. is pursuing an unprecedented strategy of injecting politics into the fight to salvage its planned takeover of Time Warner Inc. by threatening to call the head of the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division to testify about…

AT&T Focuses on DOJ Antitrust Chief in Time Warner Trial

AT&T is considering an unusual bid to seek testimony from the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the coming trial over its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, part of the companies’ effort to challenge the legitimacy of the…

AT&T Probing White House Influence in Time Warner Case ...

Bloomberg / Politics

AT&T Inc. is seeking evidence about whether President Donald Trump influenced the Justice Department’s decision to sue to block the company’s proposed ...

AT&T chief: Politics fuel DOJ’s effort to block merger with Time Warner

AT&T will try to use President Trump’s criticisms of CNN as proof the Department of Justice’s lawsuit aimed at blocking the merger between the telecom giant and Time Warner Cable is politically motivated, the company’s CEO said yesterday…

AT&T said to probe White House role in Time Warner case

A monitor displays an AT&T sign on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Dec. 4, 2017. AT&T wants communications between the Justice Department and the White House about the Time Warner takeover, according to a person…

Justice antitrust chief tells reporters he didn't talk AT&T-Time Warner with Trump

CNBC

Makan Delrahim, who has sued to block the $85 billion deal, says he didn't talk about the merger with Trump.

AT&T said to probe White House role in Time Warner case

Stltoday.com

AT&T wants communications between the Justice Department and the White House about the Time Warner takeover.

AT&T wants Trump antitrust chief to testify in merger trial: report

The Hill / Technology

AT&T wants to call the Justice Department's top antitrust official as a witness in the trial over its proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner, according to The New York Times.AT&T is asking for Justice Department antitrust...

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AT&T loses bid to force the disclosure of White House communication about Time Warner deal

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AT&T's request for the US Justice Department to disclose Trump's views on the company's proposed merger with Time Warner has been denied.

Feb 17

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Feb 16

U.S. seeks to block AT&T from citing Trump statements in arguments

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Feb 15

AT&T reportedly wants antitrust official on witness list for trial in unusual move

The company’s request for the antitrust chief to testify in the trial over the government’s decision to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger is highly unusual. By putting Makan Delrahim on the witness list, AT&T is effectively forcing him to…

Feb 14

This gutsy tactic could make or break the AT&T-Time Warner court fight

The landmark court battle between AT&T and the U.S. government took another unusual turn Wednesday when reports surfaced that the telecom giant may seek to call the Justice Department’s top competition regulator — the very same person…

Feb 14

AT&T said to probe White House role in Time Warner case

A monitor displays an AT&T sign on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Dec. 4, 2017. AT&T wants communications between the Justice Department and the White House about the Time Warner takeover, according to a person…

Feb 14

AT&T Targets DOJ Antitrust Chief in Time Warner Fight

AT&T is considering an unusual bid to seek testimony from the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the coming trial over its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, part of the companies’ effort to challenge the legitimacy of the…

Feb 14

Turner chief: Justice Department 'clueless' about AT&T-Time Warner deal

John Martin, chief executive of Turner Broadcasting, described the government as "clueless" during an interview on Tuesday.

Feb 13

Fmr. White House lawyer: I’d take “any job at Walmart” rather than work for Trump

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Feb 8

House Democrats ask Sessions for White House documents about AT&T deal

Reuters open event

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Democrats in the House of Representatives wrote the Justice Department on Thursday to request documents related to its decision to file a lawsuit to stop AT&T from buying Time Warner .

Feb 5

Trump's crackdown on AT&T-Time Warner is infuriating big media — to the benefit of Amazon, Netflix

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Feb 2

The Latest: White House says memo raises 'serious concerns'

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