The DoJ files suit to block the deal.
Key dates in AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner and battle with the Department of Justice.
Oct 22, 2016
The trial starts.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says he has "no intention" of selling CNN despite DoJ pressure.
Feb 20, 2018
Judge Richard Leon denies AT&T’s request for records of communications between the White House and the DoJ.
Time Warner shareholders approve the deal.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says he does not plan to review the merger at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
DoJ Antitrust Chief nominee Makan Delrahim tells Congress his office will be “free of political influence.”
Mar 23, 2017
Trump nominates DoJ Antitrust Chief Makan Delrahim, who previously said the deal does not pose “a major antitrust problem.”
Then-candidate Donald Trump says he would reject the merger “because it's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few" in a campaign speech.
AT&T says it will buy Time Warner for $107.50 per share, or $85.4 billion.
AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner