Democratic lawmakers rip into T-Mobile CEO over Trump hotel stays

At a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Tuesday, T-Mobile CEO John Legere was questioned by lawmakers over the company’s spending at the Trump hotel in Washington, DC, focusing specifically on hotel stays that occurred after its merger plans with Sprint were announced last spring. Democratic lawmakers like Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Hank Johnson (D-GA) pressed Legere on whether the company was pining for favorability from the Trump administration in order to receive approval for the merger. Lawmakers were particularly concerned after reports surfaced last week that President Trump allegedly attempted to meddle in the AT&T and Time Warner merger, and were afraid Trump may be involving himself in this new telecommunications merger... Continue reading…

Democratic lawmakers rip into T-Mobile CEO over Trump hotel stays

T-Mobile CEO John Legere acknowledged his company spent nearly $200,000 at the Trump hotel in the months following the announcement that T-Mobile was seeking federal approval to merge with Sprint.

Tue 12 Mar 19 from The Washington Post

House Democrats press T-Mobile CEO over Trump Hotel stays - CNET

Democrats on the House Judiciary committee told John Legere the 52 nights he and other executives spent at President Trump's Washington DC hotel look suspicious.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

U.S. telecoms regulator stops clock on Sprint, T-Mobile merger review

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday it has halted the informal 180-day "shot clock" on the review of the merger of wireless providers Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc ...

Thu 7 Mar 19 from Reuters Technology

T-Mobile's merger with Sprint is facing pushback from Democrats

T-Mobile's $26 billion merger merge with Sprint is running into government pushback from Democrats.        

Wed 6 Mar 19 from USA today

House to hold hearing on Sprint, T-mobile proposed merger

U.S. House lawmakers plan to hold a March 12 hearing to review a proposed $26 billion merger of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp with the telecommunications companies' chief executives, according ...

Wed 6 Mar 19 from Reuters Technology

Progressives want the T-Mobile–Sprint merger dead

Progressive freshman Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is leading an effort in the House to block the proposed $26 billion merger deal between T-Mobile and Sprint, according to ...

Tue 5 Mar 19 from The Verge

T-Mobile has spent $195K at Trump's DC hotel since merger announced, report says - CNET

In April, the carrier announced a $26 billion deal to merge with Sprint. Since then, Trump's hotel has become popular with T-Mobile execs, says The Washington Post.

Tue 5 Mar 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

T-Mobile has spent $195,000 at Trump hotel while lobbying for Sprint merger

Businesses like T-Mobile are "lin[ing] the president's pockets," lawmakers say.

Tue 5 Mar 19 from Arstechnica

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