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Trump Administration sues to block AT&T/Time Warner merger: Here's why Trump is doing the right thing for the wrong reason

Trump Administration sues to block AT&T/Time Warner merger: Here's why Trump is doing the right thing for the wrong reason

UPDATE: The Department of Justice on Monday pulled the trigger on the proposed AT&T/Time Warner merger, filing a lawsuit in D.C. federal court to block the $85-billion deal.

Just a week ago, we explained why this transaction poses an outrageous threat to the public interest—a fact that tended to be obscured by President Trump’s campaign against CNN, which is owned by Time Warner. Reportedly, the administration was pressuring AT&T to agree to divest CNN after the merger as a condition for approving the deal. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson responded by...

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