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Senators ask if Trump interfering in Sprint T-Mobile merger review

Senators ask if Trump interfering in Sprint T-Mobile merger review
A T-Mobile store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S., May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri -
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CARLO ALLEGRI(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of U.S. senators on Monday asked the U.S. Justice Department to disclose if President Donald Trump or anyone else in the White House has sought to interfere in an ongoing review of the proposed $26 billion (20.56 billion pounds)merger of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp.

The six Democratic senators, including Richard Blumenthal, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker, cited media reports that senior White House officials may be attempting to insert their views. The White House and Justice Department did not immediately comment on the senators’ letter, which went to the Justice Department on Monday. The deal won support from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission last month, but still needs approval from the Justice Department, which is looking at the merger on antitrust grounds.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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