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Tara Lachapelle

AT&T to the DOJ: See You in Court

The wireless giant should take its chances as the U.S. government asks for concessions that may be deal-breakers.
Photographer: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Justice Department is taking a harder line than expected on AT&T Inc.'s planned merger with Time Warner Inc., reportedly asking the companies to either sell Turner Broadcasting -- home to President Donald Trump's favorite nemesis, CNN -- or divest DirecTV in order to complete the $109 billion transaction.

Whether or not politics are playing a part in any of this, either option isn't much of a choice for AT&T, and so the wireless giant should take its chances in court.