The U.S. Department of Justice has demanded significant asset sales in order to approve the $85.4 billion (£65.13 billion) deal, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, and asked AT&T to sell CNN-parent Turner Broadcasting or its DirecTV satellite TV operation in discussions on Monday.
AT&T offered to sell CNN, the sources said. AT&T denied that version of events of the meeting with Justice Department officials.
“I have never offered to sell CNN and have no intention of doing so,” AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson, said in a statement on Wednesday. Stephenson is set to appear at an event in New York City on Thursday and will likely face questions about the deal.
Blogging Blue is making an offer for CNN…I will supply the link to our GoFundMe page as soon as I have it set up.