The Trump administration’s Justice Department says it was not behind the idea of forcing AT&T and Time Warner to sell off a division that includes CNN as a condition of their merger, and instead said the idea came from AT&T.
A Justice Department official said late Wednesday that AT&T proposed selling off CNN and other properties in a meeting with officials on Monday.
The official also said Justice Department officials didn’t favor the idea.
“The parties offered to divest CNN and the DOJ Antitrust Division flatly rejected it,” the official said, adding conversations are still “ongoing.”
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