"That was made by a man who's actually a very respected person - a very, very respected person".
Justice Department staff have reportedly recommended that AT&T sell either its DirecTV unit or Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit - which includes CNN - to gain antitrust approval of the merger.
When running for the presidency, Donald Trump said, "AT&T is buying Time Warner and thus CNN, a deal that we will not approve in my administration because it is too much concentration of power in the hands of too few".
Delrahim has said he prefers "structural" changes to a deal, like selling off assets, rather than having the government monitor a company's promises to abide by certain conditions, as was done with Comcast. Then he added: "I do feel you should have as many news outlets as you can - especially since so many are fake".
Trump's comments have provoked concern that he may improperly influence the US Department of Justice to block the deal.
Monday, the DOJ advised the companies that it would not sign off on the merger unless they agree to divest the merged company of CNN, which the president regularly condemns as a supposed purveyor of what he calls "fake news".
Veterans Day deals and freebies
Cheese's will be offering one free personal pizza to all active and retired military members at participating stores nationwide. Killington Resort, Vermont: Active duty, retired and honorably discharged military members can ski for free Saturday, Nov. 11.
One White House official told the Journal that Kushner supposedly "didn't intend the comment to be taken seriously, and was simply trying to make a point".
Forcing a sale of CNN could harm the news network, if a buyer doesn't have the same deep pockets as AT&T and Time Warner to support newsgathering.
The head of the DOJ's antitrust division denied that the White House is involved in the transaction.
Delrahim said he had not had any contact with the White House or the attorney general on the matter, speaking at an event at the USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles later in the day. He said the company had been ready to go to court the day the deal was announced.
In a video posted Wednesday on Twitter by ESPN writer Arash Markazi , LaVar Ball said his son LiAngelo would be fine. William Nee, an expert on China for Amnesty International, said the players could be stuck in China for a long time.
Women in private sector jobs earn an average of 17 percent less than men, while those in the public sector earn 14 percent less. Here's how we're tackling the gender pay gap in government - and fighting for more action at Westminster.
Also as expected, the album was not immediately available from any streaming service except via a promotion from iHeartRadio. James' parents appear to be part of Taylor Swift's squad - or at least Blake Lively is, and Ryan Reynolds is by proxy.
The glam squad takes over from last year's celebrity co-chair's Katy Perry , Pharrell , Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady. Meanwhile, Rihanna has attended the Met Gala no less than seven times , the first time being back in 2007.
He added, "I'll put it all in there but it should have never been a close race". "I did it because I love Hillary", she said. She wrote that she had settled on a ticket of Vice President Joe Biden and Sen Corey Booker, if the change became necessary.
Despite only making 12 Premier League appearances, Loftus-Cheek displays a kind of arrogance that makes him stand out. I had to be really patient and have the mentality to still train right and do all the right things.
The World Cup Playoff matches in Europe have begun, with Croatia and Switzerland taking huge leads to carry into the second legs. The Blazers have a very talented squad featuring players like Mandzukic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic.
The prosecutor told the jurors it will be up to them to determine whether the testimony of the two children was credible. Her brother, a witness, testified that Maraj threatened to have him removed from his family if he spoke about the abuse.
The company brought in $207 million in revenue for the third quarter, up 62 percent over the same period a year ago . Tencent has had a good relationship with Evan Spiegel , according to GBH Insights' chief strategy officer.
Notre Dame is trying to hang on to its top-four CFP ranking, while Miami hopes to take yet another step in that direction. One question surrounding the Badgers and their rights to the College Football Playoff has been their lack of competition.
Keith Urban Debuts New Track 'Female'
Urban is set to perform " Female ", written by Ross Copperman , at the Country Music Assn. "And as a son - my mother is alive". The lyrics streamed on the stage behind him - and they were quite powerful lyrics.
Apple is Working on Augmented Reality Glasses
Geoff Stahl, formerly a software manager for games and graphics at Apple , is one of the directors of the " rOS " software group. Apple also invested $200 million in Corning in May as part of a $1 billion commitment to strengthen USA manufacturing.
Technical Chart Situation for The Walt Disney Company (DIS)
The institutional investors in our partner's database now have: 55.72 million shares, up from 54.45 million shares in 2017Q1. Victory Capital owns 837,923 shares or 0.08% of their U.S. portfolio. 8,745,434 shares of the stock were exchanged.
Veterans Day Parade to step off
Since Veterans Day is on a Saturday this year, many events are being held on Friday - with some continuing throughout the weekend. Food and drinks, live entertainment and kid-friendly activities will also be featured at the celebration .