Skip to comments.Democrats Grill Sessions Over Rejection of AT&T-Time Warner Merger Democrats Urged Him to Reject
Posted on 11/14/2017 2:32:07 PM PST by Rusty0604
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was grilled Tuesday by Democratic lawmakers about accusations that the White House played a role in the Justice Departments reported efforts to require significant changes to the AT&T merger with Time Warner.
Sessions, testifying to the House Judiciary Committee, said in response that he would not comment on any non-public communications with the White House.
The allegation that the merger approval process had been subject to political influence is particularly ironic because it was only five months ago that several Democratic senators penned a letter to Sessions urging the Justice Department to block the merger.
More recently, Franken wrote an opinion piece arguing that the merger is a raw deal for the rest of us that was published just one day before the news broke that the Department of Justice had asked AT&T to divest itself of either DirectTV or its Turner Broadcasting System content, which includes CNN, to win approval of the deal.
On Tuesday, however, Democrats seemed mostly interested in exploring the unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that the Trump White House had somehow corrupted the process of the professional civil servant attorneys in the Justice Departments antitrust division. Both Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia and Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island focussed on the allegations, with Cicilline calling them disturbing.
Sessions said he wouldnt comment on communications with the White House and questioned the accuracy of media reports about the Justice Departments position on the merger.
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LOL, how dare Sessions let AT&T and Time Warner get by without bribing Franken and the Rats sufficiently!
It’ll be the beginning of the end of their beloved CNN
The Dems currently in Congress will argue with the rest of us over whether toilet paper should be ‘over or under’ pulled from the roll.
They are absolutely defiant about what we voted for.
Payback might be coming for many of them.
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