Integrity at stake: The Tipline for 20 February 2018

Welcome back after Presidents’ Day weekend. In today’s briefing, we cover the Department of Justice’s recent clash with counsel for AT&T and Time Warner, who are boldly asking for what no one has asked for before: the testimony of the assistant attorney general for antitrust and any communications his team may have had with the White House before suing to stop the companies’ merger. And while progressive Democrats on the Hill look at how market concentration harms minorities and women, the Antitrust Division’s top economist is calling for an economic approach to antitrust instead of a populist one.

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