Democratic Reps Seek Documents From Attorney General on Decision to Challenge AT&T-Time Warner

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A group of Democratic Reps are seeking documents from Attorney General Jeff Sessions relating to the Justice Department’s decision to file a lawsuit to block AT&T’s planned merger with Time Warner. They are interested in whether the decision was in any way impacted by President Donald Trump’s disdain for CNN, a unit of Time Warner. Makan Delrahim, the chief of the Antitrust Division, denies that the lawsuit was influenced by the White House.

The House Democrats take “no position” on “the legality of the transaction or the merits of the lawsuit itself,” but are seeking communications between AG Sessions and the White House. The lawmakers — including House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) — cited President Trump’s comments on the campaign trail and reports of meetings between the President and Justice Department officials.


Democratic Reps Seek Documents From Attorney General on Decision to Challenge AT&T-Time Warner