Rupert Murdoch twice discussed CNN with AT&T CEO

AT&T may have to dump CNN to get Time Warner deal approved

USA authorities have told AT&T and Time Warner they must sell the CNN news channel or satellite operator DirecTV to get the green light for their merger, a source close to the deal told AFP on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Trump said he "didn't make that decision - it was made by a man who's a very respected person, a very, very respected person".

The official the president referred to was DOJ anti-trust chief Makan Delrahim, a Trump appointee who has threatened to block the deal in court unless AT&T sells off either Turner Broadcasting or its DirecTV service-the latter option impossible as it would undermine the entire basis of the merger.

Earlier this week reports emerged that AT&T offered to divest just CNN but the US Justice Department rejected the offer, according to Reuters.

Rupert Murdoch may be kicking the tires on a deal to buy CNN. But AT&T has said it doesn't want to lose the all-news network in the deal.

Martellus Bennett's former Packers teammate throws him under the bus
This season, Kendricks has caught eight passes for 126 yards and one touchdown and Rodgers has caught four passes for 43 yards. During the Packers' bye week, Bennett posted on Instagram that he was "pretty sure" he would retire at the end of the season.

Trump did again raise the issue of news media consolidation. "But I do believe you should have as many news outlets as you can". "This way, at least you can get your word out".

President Donald Trump indicated the Justice Department may try to block AT&T Inc.'s proposed purchase of CNN owner Time Warner Inc., saying "it will probably end up being maybe litigation". And likewise I have never offered to sell CNN.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Kushner told Gary Ginsburg, Time Warner's executive vice president of corporate marketing and a former lawyer for the Clinton White House that "CNN should fire percent of its staff because they were so wrong in their analysis of the election and how it would turn out, people familiar with the matter say".

At a USC event on Friday, Delrahim again said that he has not had any communication about the transaction with the White House. Delrahim first noted Ronald Reagan's quip that the most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government and I'm here to help".

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