Peace and Love

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Clay Bennett)

In other news, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in DC has rejected an appeal by one of Roger Stone's minions who challenged the legal authority of special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

Meanwhile, House Democrats on the Oversight Committee have voted to subpoena various Trump regime officials over their involvement in Trump's anti-immigrant, family separation policy.

Finally, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in DC also ruled against the Trump regime and approved AT&Ts purchase of Time Warner. The government did not prove the deal would be bad for consumers, the court said.

The appeals court judges said U.S. District Judge Richard Leon was correct to dismiss the government’s argument that AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner would hurt competition, limit choices and jack up prices for consumers to watch TV and movies.

“The government failed to meet its burden of proof” for its theory that costs for Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting content would increase after the merger, mainly through threats of programming “blackouts,” the judges wrote. The Turner networks include CNN.

The Justice Department antitrust attorneys had asserted that Leon misunderstood the complexities of the TV industry and the nature of AT&T’s competitors.

I don't know if this merger will ultimately be good or bad for consumers, but I do believe Trump ordered former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to oppose it just because he was mad at CNN. Opposition to the merger was poisoned by Trump from the beginning.