WASHINGTON (AP) — A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and the use of a decidedly un-senatorial noun. “I’m telling you, this bull crap that you guys throw out here really gets old after a while,” Sen. Orrin […]
Sessions will not answer if White House asked about AT&T Time Warner merger
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined on Tuesday to answer if any White House officials contacted the Justice Department to discuss the government’s review of AT&T Inc’s <T.N> proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc <TWX.N>.
Sessions would not answer a question at a U.S. House hearing about if the White House had any communications about the deal. President Donald Trump as a candidate had vowed not to approve the merger and has repeatedly criticized Time Warner’s CNN network. Reuters reported the Justice Department demanded last week that AT&T divest DirecTV or the Turner Broadcasting unit in order to win approval.
(Reporting by David Shepardson and Sarah Lynch; Editing by Chris Reese)
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