Cramer: AT&T is 'a pitiful, helpless giant' without the Time Warner deal

Cramer: AT&T is 'a pitiful, helpless giant' without the Time Warner deal

Cramer: AT&T is 'a pitiful, helpless giant' without the Time Warner deal

AT&T, unsurprisingly, has been resistant to both of those requests, and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has also said that he's willing to take the United States to court if regulators can't come up with a good settlement. "If we feel like litigation is a better outcome, then we will litigate".

The Department of Justice is reviewing AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner and could file an antitrust lawsuit to block the deal or force AT&T to make concessions. "Period", Stephenson said at the New York Times DealBook conference in Manhattan.

"First and foremost, irrespective of what you read yesterday, I have never been told that the price of getting the deal done was selling CNN".

He declined to elaborate on just what was said in a Monday meeting with antitrust officials, but said that the company was prepared to litigate. "Until now, we've never commented on our discussions with the DOJ", he said in the statement.

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Stephenson closed the door on selling CNN.

The Justice Department wants AT&T to divest either Turner Broadcasting, which operates HBO and cable channel CNN, or its DirecTV satellite business to gain approval of the Time Warner deal, say reports. The merger agreement allows both companies to walk away from the deal if it isn't completed by April 22.

"This has got to be one of the more arbitrary and capricious potential prosecutions I've seen", Cramer said.

He stressed that no government figure, either inside DOJ or, has been suggested, the White House official given President Trump's scorn for CNN, has put pressure on him to sell. Stephenson said AT&T would ask for an expedited hearing in order to move quickly through the court system.

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