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Giuliani Says Trump Didn't Intervene to Nix AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Rudy Giuliani said the president was out of the loop on Michael Cohen's consulting deal with AT&T

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    President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said Saturday that the president did not intervene in the Justice Department's decision to block the AT&T- Time Warner merger — walking back earlier comments appearing to suggest that Trump did.

    Giuliani told NBC News Saturday that Trump said he "was against that merger when [he] ran."

    The former New York City mayor added that the president was out of the loop on Michael Cohen's consulting deal with AT&T. The telecom giant paid Cohen, who had served as Trump's personal lawyer until recently, $600,000 for help with “insights” into the president’s thinking. Giuliani said Trump told him he "had no knowledge at all of the payment to Cohen."

    The president also told him that he had "no idea" of the influence Cohen claimed to have in his business contracts and that Cohen "certainly never lobbied" him, according to Giuliani.