AT&T may be forced to dump CNN for the USA regulators to allow its proposed takeover of Time Warner to go through.
Justice Department staff have reportedly recommended that AT&T sell either its DirecTV unit or Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit - which includes CNN - to gain antitrust approval of the merger. The AT&T-Time Warner deal is a "vertical merger", which consolidates two companies, but does not eliminate a competitor.
According to the Post, the president was likely referring to the Justice Department's newly confirmed antitrust chief Makan Delrahim, who is overseeing the AT&T transaction - and who supported Trump in the campaign and served as a White House lawyer.
This week, Delrahim and other agency officials told AT&T that the deal as it now stands raises anti-competition concerns, and that the company will need to shed some assets, perhaps either Turner or DirecTV.
Stephenson twice said the cable channel was not on the table.
In a statement, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson denied reports he had offered to sell CNN to get the deal approved. Then he added: "I do feel you should have as many news outlets as you can - especially since so many are fake". In light of Trump's frequent critiques of CNN, the move raised questions about Trump's possible political interference in what is supposed to be an impartial economic analysis.
One White House official told the Journal that Kushner supposedly "didn't intend the comment to be taken seriously, and was simply trying to make a point".
Delrahim said he had not had any contact with the White House or the attorney general on the matter, speaking at an event at the USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles later in the day. "DOJ will say, 'Hey, we are a strong cop on the beat.' And everyone walks away happy". "We'll see how it all plays out", Trump said aboard Air Force One, according to the White House's official transcript of the exchange.
She said Bangladesh-India relations are in fact setting new high standards of bilateral cooperation in the region and beyond. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also described it as a historic day for both the countries.
Solo has taken to social media to praise those who have spoken out against sexual harassment using the hashtag #MeToo. Blatter , via his spokesman, on Friday night denied that such an incident had taken place.
Investment on the other hand is set to be sustained by the residential construction sector, which will grow further in 2018. But the report was especially sour for non-euro Britain which saw its growth forecast for 2017 slashed to 1.5 percent.
The streaming giant also announced it would cancel the Gore Vidal biopic, Gore , which Spacey was set to star in. A publicist said last week that Spacey is "taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment ".
There will be a soup, bake and craft sale with vendors at the Beech Creek-Blanchard Fire Company Social Hall from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. The veterans day program in Sibley will be on Friday, November 10th at the Sibley-Ocheyedan High School.
The Income Tax department also raided AIADMK Karnataka in-charge, Pugazhendi's house in Bengaluru's Domlur area. The raids began around 6 am, and according to officials, taking place at more than 180 different locations.
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In the video, the billionaire tycoon can be seen greeting Chinese president Xi Jinping and wife Madame Peng Liyuan . GuGu is known for aggressive behavior toward humans who enter his enclosure, including repeatedly biting legs .
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Auto plows into crowd near Toulouse
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"Harry Potter" Version of Pokémon Go Debuts
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Hulu Comes To Nintendo Switch Today
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