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Trump's CNN attacks may hobble legal case to block AT&T-Time Warner deal


By David Shepardson and Jan WolfeWASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's broadsides against cable network CNN may complicate the U.S. government's legal case if it decides to block AT&T's deal to buy media company Time Warner, according to legal experts. Trump's repeated claims that CNN produces "fake news" and other criticisms of the network could hurt legitimate legal arguments the Department of Justice may use to show the deal gives the company too much power over media rivals and is bad for consumers. "His comments have soiled the process," said John Kwoka, an ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 05:14 IST