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On AT&T-Time Warner merger, Giuliani again contradicts White Hou

On AT&T-Time Warner merger, Giuliani again contradicts White Hou

The AT&T payments were first revealed by Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who also said a company owned by Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg and other corporations paid Essential Consultants for certain services.

Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to reporters after speaking at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington.

It seems Rudy Giuliani might've spoken out of turn once again, because he's walking back his statements about President Donald Trump getting involved in the merger negotiations between AT&T and Time Warner. "They didn't get the result they wanted", Giuliani said according to HuffPost.

In other words: If AT&T hired Cohen to win the government's approval, AT&T wasted its $600,000.

Now, Giuliani has suggested Trump in fact was central to that decision. "I think it's pretty clear the Department of Justice opposed the merger, so the president or his administration hasn't been influenced by any outside special interest". "He has never lobbied the president ever on that or anything else".

With five simple words, "the president denied the merger", President Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani contradicted months of statements by the White House and the Justice Department.

The payment to Clifford was the first known activity involving Essential Consultants, a shell company incorporated in DE by Cohen.

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The company says Cohen approached them following the 2016 election.

His comments about AT&T are notable because a political cloud has been hanging over the deal since day one.

"People should recognize that he [Quinn] came to recognize it was a misjudgment - witness the fact previous year that he terminated the contract, got out of it as fast as he could, and that's a point that's not being written right now as people pile on", the person said.

"Why doesn't the Fake News Media state that the Trump Administration's Anti-Trust Division has been, and is, opposed to the AT&T purchase of Time Warner in a now ongoing Trial". But there were persistent questions about possible political interference, especially in light of the president's well-publicized disdain for both CNN and attorney general Jeff Sessions.

Quinn was promoted to replace AT&T's longtime head of lobbying, James Cicconi, just before the company announced its merger with Time Warner. "They went about it in the wrong way". A judge is deciding whether its controversial $85 billion merger with Time Warner violates antitrust law.

"At no time did I receive orders, instructions or directions relating to the transaction or the decision to file the complaint" from Trump, Sessions or their staffers, Delrahim said. A federal judge is expected to rule on the proposed buy in the next couple of months.


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