Randall L. Stephenson

Trump says he 'didn't make that decision' to ask AT&T to sell off CNN's parent company

Trump says he 'didn't make that decision' to ask AT&T to sell off CNN's parent company

President Donald Trump on Saturday sought to distance himself from the Justice Department's negotiations with AT&T over its $85 billion bid for Time Warner, responding to reports this week that DOJ had asked the telecom giant to sell off CNN's parent company, Turner Broadcasting.

"I didn't make that decision," Trump told reporters. "It was made by a man who's a very respected person, a very, very respected person."

The "person" in Trump's remarks is likely Makan Delrahim, DOJ's recently confirmed antitrust chief. Delrahim, who supported Trump during the campaign and served nine months as a White House lawyer, is responsible for overseeing...

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