Judge rejects AT&T request for White House records on Time Warner merger

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Engadget—After the Department of Justice filed suit last November to block AT&T's intended $85 billion merger with Time Warner, the telecom giant wanted to find out how much the White House was involved. The company had good reason to wonder how much dire...

Judge blocks AT&T's request to see White House communications about Time Warner deal. The judge overseeing the Justice Department's lawsuit to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner has rejected the telecom company's request for the communications records between the White House and the Attorney General and between the Attorney General and the antitrust division regarding the deal. AT&T requested to see a log of communications between the White House and DOJ as part of its "selective enforcement" defense in the trial, which is scheduled to begin in March. AT&T had...