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US: Dems will probe report that Trump tried to quash AT&T-TW merger

 |  March 5, 2019

Democratic senators are considering an investigation into possible abuses of power by President Trump. Jane Mayer from the New Yorker, citing a “well-placed source,” reported that Trump pressured John Kelly and Gary Cohn to make sure that the Justice Department sued to block the AT&T-Time Warner deal. Cohn refused, she added. But the suit was filed a few months later, and eventually failed.

Now multiple Democratic lawmakers are vowing to, in the words of Senator Chris Van Hollen, “get to the bottom of it.”

Representative Adam Schiff tweeted on Monday, March 4, “I’ve long feared Trump would use the instruments of state power to carry out his vendetta against the press he has attacked as the ‘enemy of the people.’ Congress must find out whether Trump did just that by seeking to interfere in a merger or raising postal rates on Amazon.”

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