Makan Delrahim in the lead to head the Antitrust division of the Justice Department

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren met up with U.S. President Donald Trump in the run up to the race as to how is going to head this important division.

According to a source familiar with the discussions at hand, Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, met with U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.

During the course of the meeting, she also pressed him on political interference in antitrust and lobbying matters, said the source.

The source was unable to state whether the results of the meeting was sufficient to convince Warren to support Makan Delrahim.

She has reportedly put a “hold” on his confirmation to be assistant attorney general.

Delrahim declined comment on the discussions.

During the course of the meeting, Warren had pressed Delrahim on how he would respond to any effort by the White House to influence an antitrust decision.

Incidentally, in the run up to his presidency, Trump had stated he would oppose AT&T’s proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, CNN’s owner.

Earlier in May, during Delrahim confirmation hearing, he had declared that on his watch the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department would be free from any political influence.


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