U.S. seeks to block AT&T from citing Trump statements in arguments

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday moved to prevent AT&T Inc (T.N) from arguing that politics played a role in the federal government’s decision to stop its merger with Time Warner Inc (T.N), a deal that President Donald Trump had publicly criticized. “There was no selective enforcement,” Justice Department lawyer Craig Conrath said at a court hearing on pretrial preparations for the wireless and pay TV provider’s case. Reporting by Diane Bartz and David Shepardson; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Jonathan OatisOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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