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Sessions will not answer if White House asked about AT&T Time Warner merger

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(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined on Tuesday to answer if any officials contacted the Justice Department to discuss the government's review of AT&Inc's proposed $85.4 billion of Inc .

Sessions would not answer question U.S. House hearing about if the had any communications about the deal. President Donald Trump as candidate had vowed not to approve the and has repeatedly criticized Warner's CNN network. reported the Justice Department demanded last week that AT&divest DirecTV or the Turner Broadcasting unit in order to win approval.

(Reporting by David Shepardson and Sarah Lynch; Editing by Chris Reese)

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 00:28 IST
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