US: Warren backs DOJ over AT&T-Time Warner merger

US: Warren backs DOJ over AT&T-Time Warner merger

Elizabeth Warren said she supports the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, while also expressing concerns about the agency’s autonomy under President Trump. Warren said in a speech on Wednesday, December 6, that AT&T’s US$85 billion deal is an example of a merger whose scale poses a threat to […]

US: Trump’s antitrust pick heads before Senate

US: Trump’s antitrust pick heads before Senate

Today lawmakers are returning to Washington, after a two-week recess, and are in for a busy week reports The Hill. On the agenda is Trump’s Makan Delrahim, is heading before a Senate panel. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Delrahim on Wednesday. Delrahim is the nominee to lead the Department of Justice’s antitrust division. […]

US: Trump’s Delrahim sees no problem with the AT&T-Time Warner merger

US: Trump’s Delrahim sees no problem with the AT&T-Time Warner merger

President Donald Trump has nominated a former corporate lawyer — who previously said that AT&T’s bid for Time Warner doesn’t pose a “major antitrust problem” — as the US Justice Department’s next competition chief. The White House announced yesterday that it had selected Makan Delrahim, who is already aiding the Trump administration, as its pick […]