Did the White House lean on DoJ to probe AT&T and Time Warner? Cue the counter-investigation
Representative Adam Schiff, who is expected to now become the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Democrats will try to determine if Donald Trump's administration and Department of Justice (DoJ) really had antitrust concerns, or simply opposed the deal on political grounds:
The CEO of AT&T already came in defense of one of his newly-acquired Time Warner assets. CNN's Jim Acosta was banned from the White House press corps for getting into a verbal spat with President Trump, but the probe can't really be about that, of course, despite that CNN is now suing the White House for access.
According to Schiff, DoJ might have been leaned on by the Presidential administration to launch the antitrust probe which would be a potential legal violation of the process. AT&T's Randall Stephenson, however, is not overly concerned by the probe, as he says in the interview below: "we are past that."