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AT&T Can't Get Evidence of White House Sway on Merger Suit

  • Company loses court bid for White House, Sessions contacts
  • Ruling is setback for AT&T defense of Time Warner acquisition
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AT&T Targets Trump in Its Battle for Time Warner

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AT&T Inc. lost its bid to uncover evidence the Trump administration may have influenced the government’s decision to challenge the company’s takeover of Time Warner Inc.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington denied AT&T’s request Tuesday that the Justice Department identify any communications between the White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the merger and between Sessions and the department’s antitrust division. AT&T had sought logs cataloging the existence of any communications.