Giuliani said he was trying to say that AT&T's payments to Cohen didn't sway Trump's personal point of view about the deal.
Stephenson, AT&T's chief executive, said Friday that the company had made a "big mistake" by hiring President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, to advise on the telecommunications giant's deal to buy Time Warner.
AT&T said this week it engaged with Essential Consultants a year ago so Cohen could provide "insights into understanding the new administration" and added the company did not lobby for the telecommunications giant.
Rudy Giuliani, center, an attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, leaves after speaking at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy at the Grand Hyatt, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington.
"They are basically tied up trying to answer Judge Ellis for the last week who has said do you or don't you have authority", Giuliani said.
AT&T maintains that Cohen did no lobbying but was paid for his insight into the administration.
In fact, AT&T says it's done exactly that with previous administrations too. The president denied the merger.
"I can see why the Trump White House wants to concentrate its fire where the fire matters most", said Fleischer.
"Whatever lobbying was done didn't reach the president", Giuliani insisted to HuffPost. "They didn't get the result they wanted", he said. It's a sum that analysts say has not been worth the money so far. Its payments flowed into Essential Consultants, a company Cohen set up in the fall of 2016 to pay pornographic-film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 as part of a confidentiality agreement to keep her quiet about an alleged sexual encounter she had with Trump. It would be one of the biggest media deals ever if approved.
Under AT&T's rules, Quinn had significant leeway to approve the Cohen contract because its $600,000 price tag did not trigger oversight from more senior executives, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal company practices.
Still, the new revelation in the Time Warner-AT&T merger saga hasn't shaken investor confidence in the potential union by much.
AT&T and Time Warner had suggested before the trial that the Justice Department's decision to block a merger of two companies that do not compete was influenced by presidential politics. But there were persistent questions about possible political interference, especially in light of the president's well-publicized disdain for both CNN and attorney general Jeff Sessions. So did AT&T and Time Warner.
"At no time did I receive orders, instructions or directions relating to the transaction or the decision to file the complaint" from Trump, Sessions or their staffers, Delrahim said.
Leon is expected to deliver an opinion on the case by June 12.
But that is part of the sport. " I think I can improve a lot of things towards Rome and Roland Garros ", Del Potro said. In the victory, Thiem won 74 percent of his first serve points and 43 percent of his second serve points.
A University of Maryland poll from December indicated that 83 percent of those surveyed favored keeping the old rules in place. Before that vote, Democrats will search for a moderate Republican senator to supply a 51st vote on the resolution.
Reds: Open a four-game series against the Dodgers, who have won their last eight games against Cincinnati and 17 of the last 20. At this point in the season, Harvey does not have to worry about being moved to the bullpen or down to Triple-A Louisville.
Food bank director, Linda Scheid says that the day couldn't happen without the numerous volunteers that come out annually. Hunger, the partnership points out, affects 42.2 million people around the country, including 13.1 million children.
UFC 224 Embedded, Episode 2On Episode 2 of UFC 224 Embedded, middleweight Lyoto Machida relishes the beauty of his home country. Lineker is a Brazilian ranked sixth in the bantamweight division , whose champion is TJ Dillashaw.
If history is any guide, there is little chance of this happening, so we are now on a course of escalating confrontation. Iran produced about 3.8 million barrels of oil per day in April, according to the latest S&P Global Platts OPEC survey.
Anwar will probably stand as a candidate in a by-election to become an MP before he is made a minister in Mahathir's cabinet. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will not be released on today (May 11) and it may take a few weeks before he can go home a free man.
He added existing in this country as a Black man means "25 is the like magic number that you're either dead or in jail. Asked if he'd ever do a spinoff with the ladies of " Black Panther ", he said it would be unbelievable .
The Sheriff's Information Bureau said one person was shot in an arm at the school and is in stable condition at a nearby hospital. Agents with the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were heading to the scene, the agency said.
More than a dozen analysts have already downgraded the stock to a sell rating, warning that the price could continue to plunge. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 1.28 Million, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 1.18 Million.
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Television images showed debris scattered around the entrance of one church and police cordoning off areas as crowds gathered. Frans Barung, a spokesman for East Java's police, said one churchgoer was killed and 11 people suffered injuries.
Six of Sereno's fellow justices testified against her in the hearings that started in September, exposing rifts in the high court. The quo warranto petition against Sereno was filed by the government's legal counsel. "That is how democracy works", Panelo said.
There is also an untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4 , in the works that is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019. Avengers: Infinity War brings together 22 superheroes to fight one supervillain Thanos.
That's more than half of the estimated overall $62 million price of the Falcon 9, according to various trade publications. While the Block 5 rocket launch did not carry a crew, a crew-carrying version could launch as early as this year.
Two of the attacks occurred at military bases and the other at a bridge. "It is just a destructive terrorist attack". Among those killed in the attacks are one police officer and six members of people's militia group.
In another sign of improving relations, North Korea this week released three USA citizens who had been imprisoned in the country. Pompeo has visited North Korea twice in the last six weeks in order to attend negotiations regarding the Trump-Kim meeting.
Its counter-rotating blades will spin at nearly 3,000 rpm, about 10 times faster than a similar craft here on Earth . Luckily, the flawless opportunity to accomplish this historic feat is right around the corner.
According to Rolling Stone , Apple's decision on the songwriter was made several weeks ago, and is now starting to take effect. Spotify's new policy on hateful content has no set in stone guidelines for what does and doesn't count as harmfully offensive.
Thanks to a new "public hate content and hateful conduct policy ", Spotify has made a decision to remove all traces of R. Kelly's discography is the first high-profile move of the company under this new mandate.
Citizens of Los Angeles should soon be able to check out the new tunnel that's being bored by Elon Musk's Boring Company-for free. Musk has said that the demo system rides will be free, with the full service tickets costing less than a bus ticket.
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However, it generally seemed to have passed when Khloe attended a Cavs playoff game last weekend in support of her fiancee. Kylie [ Jenner ]'s like, 'I'll do it!' and Kourtney [ Kardashian ] is like, 'I'll do it!' It's a good problem to have"'.