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DOJ’s Kanter Shouldn’t Be Recused on Google Cases, Advocates Say

  • Antitrust chief once represented opponents of search giant
  • Progressive groups call recusal demand a bullying tactic
Jonathan Kanter

Jonathan Kanter

Photographer: Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg

A coalition of progressive advocacy groups urged the Justice Department to allow the agency’s top antitrust official to take part in antitrust cases against Alphabet Inc.’s Google and reject efforts to recuse him because of his previous work for critics of the search giant. 

Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter has been barred from working on the agency’s monopoly investigations into Google while the Justice Department considers whether he should recuse from the probes, Bloomberg reported