T-Mobile seeks to merge with its competitor Sprint in a $ 26 billion mega deal that could be blocked by the Confederation Communications Commission or the Cartel Department of the Ministry of Justice. T-Mobile has also spent $ 195,000 at a Washington-based hotel run by President Donald Trump, which has refused to distance itself from its business interests while retaining executive power.
These two things have nothing to do with each other, claims T-Mobile.
According to a Tuesday report by The Washington Post in response to reports that these two things might indeed have something in common, as well as a formal request for further information from Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Pramila Jayapal – T Mobile, Vice President of US Legislation, wrote to Anthony Russo that the company spent nearly $ 200,000 between April 2018 and February 21, 2019 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.
Earlier post report found T-Mobile executives spent at least 38 nights at Hotel 2018 from the time the proposal was submitted in April. CEO John Legere told the newspaper that the frequent visits were due to the fact that he suddenly compromised the quality service, security and convenience of the facility. (Nevermind that Legere publicly shit Trump's hotels in tweens erased since 2015.) Former Justice Department attorney Gene Kimmelman told the post office that "I can not believe this is a coincidence," adding: "In Mergers, Companies Look for Potential Benefits They Can Find."
In a February 21 letter to Warren and Jayapal, Russo confirmed that the fierce hotel bill "may be viewed positively by some and negatively by others" but T-Mobile I did not expect the decisions of the federal agencies examining the merger to be influenced.
As I mentioned in our first response, I would like to reiterate that T-Mobile is conducting the ongoing regulatory review process on our respected the upcoming merger with Sprint. The Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission are analyzing this transaction oral and objective. While we understand that a stay in Trump properties can be judged by some to be positive and negative by others, we are confident that the competent authorities will answer the questions in the main.
Later in the letter, Russo explains the cost and says this In hotels outside of Trump, he had spent more:
As far as we could tell, the total amount that all TMobile employees, including Mr. Legere and his leadership team, was for all expenses spent for stays or meetings on the Internet The Trump International Hotel in Washington between April 2018 and the present is approximately $ 195,000. These hotel costs cover a variety of types of business-related activities and include many cost categories, including meeting room fees, catering, business center services, audiovisual equipment rental, lodging, meals, taxes and other utilities. 19659005] … In that context, T-Mobile spent nearly $ 750,000 on the hotel properties of Hilton Hotel or about 50 percent of all hotel expenses in Washington, DC
during the same period, which Russo did However, they acknowledge that prior to April 2018, T-Mobile only knew of two instances where executives were given rooms in the hotel – both in August 2017.
T-Mobile executives, as the Post noted in their report on Tuesday, seem to be Being Safe Someone Wanted to Know Where They Stopped:
The T-Mobile executives were very visible during their stay at the Trump Hotel, wearing their T-Mobile logo light red , At one point, Legere walked around in the Trump hotel lobby and posed for photos.
Someone who is known to appreciate addictive portrayals of justice.
The DOJ's cartel division, which did not seem to block the T-Mobile Sprint merger, is to be isolated from the political pressure of the executive. However, recent reports indicate that Trump relied on former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn to urge that department to reject a merger of AT & T-Time Warner, presumably with Time Warner's CNN subsidiary destroy. Cohn said he refused, but the DOJ's cartel department tried to block the merger.
It is unclear whether their attempts were influenced by the man upstairs, although the New Yorker noted that the DOJ did not raise serious antitrust concerns. "About the conservative billionaire Rubert Murdoch's deal, 21st Century Fox to the Walt Disney Company
Meanwhile, Congressional Democrats have urged the DOJ and FCC to reject the deal.
Chris Shelton, president of the American Communications Workers, recently told a House panel that the merger has created nearly 30,000 US jobs According to Verge, telecom salaries would decrease by $ 30,000.
He added that a successful merger would probably not improve service, according to the panel. The "digital divide" between urban and rural America is likely to worsen, not better.