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Trump Taps Bush-Era Official Who Defended Mega-Merger as Antitrust Chief


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Trump Taps Bush-Era Official Who Defended Mega-Merger as Antitrust Chief

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

President Donald Trump on Monday nominated his former lawyer and current White House counsel Makan Delrahim to serve as antitrust chief—potentially putting a man who once said there was nothing wrong with the AT&T/Time Warner mega-merger in charge of reviewing competition for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Delrahim previously served as deputy assistant attorney general from 2003 to 2005 under then-President George W. Bush.


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The pattern is very clear now: every new appointment Trump announces, features someone whose personal stance/job history is diametrically opposite to the job description of the position they are being appointed to. That's what Bannon meant by 'deconstruction' I guess. Done out of conviction or just to rile us up?


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As mister trump appoints cohorts into positions of power and policy and outcomes are devastating to our culture and environment, calls for impeachment are justified. Impeachment by 2018 if not sooner, emphasis on sooner.


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"Other mergers set to be reviewed under Delrahim are chemical giants Dow and Bayer bidding to buy Dupont and Monsanto, respectively..." Well, crap.


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It looks like Trump really hates the United States and its citizens.


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Speaking of that.... it seems the EU has given a green light that merger.