Report: Trump may use CNN as "leverage" in AT&T-Time Warner merger

President Trump’s escalating feud with CNN may bleed into the regulatory review of AT&T’s proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner, according to Michaele Grynbaum in The New York Times:

“White House advisers have discussed a potential point of leverage over their adversary, a senior administration official said: a pending merger between CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, and AT&T. Mr. Trump’s Justice Department will decide whether to approve the merger, and while analysts say there is little to stop the deal from moving forward, the president’s animus toward CNN remains a wild card.”

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