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FOIA News: Project Democracy files FOIA lawsuit over DOJ's handling of AT&T-Time Warner Merger

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Watchdog lawsuit seeks to determine if White House influenced Time Warner-AT&T merger

Victoria Ritter, Gears of Biz, Nov. 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan watchdog group, is suing the U.S. Justice Department to determine whether there has been any inappropriate influence from President Trump or his White House advisers over the AT&T-Time Warner merger. 

The Justice Department failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request the group filed in July seeking confirmation of any contacts between the White House and the Justice Department regarding the proposed deal, which prompted the lawsuit filed on Thursday, the group told USA TODAY.

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