The CEO of AT&T has a statement out this afternoon responding to the reporting that the DOJ has demanded a sale of CNN before the AT&T-Time Warner merger can go through.
There’s some speculation that President Trump‘s personal animus towards CNN may be a factor here, but it’s just speculation at this point.
The CEO of AT&T, Randall Stephenson, issued a statement this afternoon to multiple media outlets saying he has “no intention” of selling CNN:
AT&T CEO: “Until now, we’ve never commented on our discussions with the DOJ. But given DOJ’s statement this afternoon, it’s important to set the record straight. Throughout this process, I have never offered to sell CNN and have no intention of doing so.”
— CeciliaKang (@ceciliakang) November 8, 2017
NEW: The Justice Dept claims that AT&T privately offered to sell CNN. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson DENIES that: "Throughout this process, I have never offered to sell CNN and have no intention of doing so."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 8, 2017
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