Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Warren Demands DOJ Antitrust Head Recuse Himself From Google, Apple Probes

  • Makan Delrahim lobbied for Gooogle, Apple as DOJ probes tech
  • Justice Department launched antitrust investigation of Google
Elizabeth Warren on June 10.
Elizabeth Warren on June 10.Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called for the head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division to recuse himself from working on any investigations of Alphabet Inc.’s Google or Apple Inc. because of his past lobbying for both companies.

Warren wrote to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, who oversees the antitrust division, in a letter dated Tuesday that his past work advocating on behalf of the tech giants would create the appearance of a conflict of interest as the agency oversees antitrust scrutiny of both companies. The Massachusetts senator sent a similar letter calling for Delrahim’s recusal to a Justice Department ethics official.