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Thu May 17, 2018, 09:22 AM

 

AT&T Met With Ajit Pai in Barcelona Shortly After Cohen Payment

Source: DSL reports

Last week, AT&T apologized for for its "serious misjudgment" in hiring US President Donald Trumpís personal attorney Michael Cohen to provide ďinsightsĒ into how the new administration would handle issues like net neutrality and AT&Tís proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. Ultimately, the $600,000 AT&T paid Cohen for said insights became such a scandal, the company was forced to fire its top policy and lobbying man Bob Quinn, despite the fact that such behavior is arguably routine at the Dallas-based telecom giant.

New scheduling documents obtained through FOIA by corruption watchdog American Oversight show the Chairman met with with top AT&T executives at a private dinner in Barcelona a month after the company began paying Cohen.

ďA private dinner between Chairman Pai and an AT&T executive who hired Michael Cohen to influence the president doesnít reflect well on the impartiality of the FCC," said American Oversight Director Austin Evers in a statement. "Pai should disclose exactly what was discussed at the dinner and who organized the meeting. Did Michael Cohen set up a dinner where AT&T executives tried to sway a member of the presidentís administration on policy that affects the company?"

"We canít know for sure until Pai tells the whole story," the group proclaimed. "The FCC has some serious explaining to do."

Read more: http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/ATT-Met-With-Ajit-Pai-in-Barcelona-Shortly-After-Cohen-Payment-141844

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Reply AT&T Met With Ajit Pai in Barcelona Shortly After Cohen Payment (Original post)
Americanno May 2018 OP
Moostache May 2018 #1
Golden Raisin May 2018 #16
druidity33 May 2018 #26
lark May 2018 #2
Fullduplexxx May 2018 #4
lark May 2018 #5
lagomorph777 May 2018 #9
Fullduplexxx May 2018 #11
lagomorph777 May 2018 #19
lagomorph777 May 2018 #7
Fullduplexxx May 2018 #12
lark May 2018 #17
Fred Sanders May 2018 #15
cilla4progress May 2018 #3
lark May 2018 #6
cilla4progress May 2018 #8
IronLionZion May 2018 #10
erronis May 2018 #13
geardaddy May 2018 #14
Initech May 2018 #20
kentuck May 2018 #18
Initech May 2018 #21
C Moon May 2018 #22
llmart May 2018 #24
C Moon May 2018 #25
Uncle Joe May 2018 #23

Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:25 AM

1. Of all the Trump admin criminals, he (and DeVos) are the worst...

Would LOVE to see both of them go to prison...

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Response to Moostache (Reply #1)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:35 AM

16. And Pai cannot (or will not) even hide his public smirking and condescension.

He is truly one of the worst and most blatant swamp creatures in a Regime full of them.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #1)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:13 PM

26. sorry but no, Pruitt ranks #1. K&R, nt.

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:26 AM

2. Grifters, one and all.

Every single person put in place by orange assface is a grifter criminal and russian repug. Of course Ajit met with AT&T, it's what Cohen sold them and the story told to media is just another lie. Watch for drumpf to veto the Net Neutrality bill passed by the Senate yesterday.

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Response to lark (Reply #2)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:27 AM

4. Doesnt it have to get through the house 1st?

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #4)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:31 AM

5. I'm not sure?

Too long since I took any government classes, lol. You do bring up a valid point though, and one I thought of yesterday when this became news. I hope the House doesn't have to approve because who knows what would happen. Would Ryan even allow it to come for a vote since dt obviously has dirt on him?

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Response to lark (Reply #5)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:34 AM

9. Here you go!



If you can't see it (my browser won't show youtube links in DU) search "Schoolhouse Rock How a Bill Becomes a Law - YouTube"

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Response to lark (Reply #5)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:04 AM

11. It does and ryan wont bring it up

But there's this from the hill


Rep.†Mike Doyle†(D-Pa.) said Wednesday he intends to launch a discharge petition in an effort to force a House vote on reinstating the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) net neutrality rules.

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #11)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:47 AM

19. House RePutins know they are on shaky ground; they might be forced to support it.

And Fuck Paul Ryan.

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #4)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:34 AM

7. Yes, it definitely does.

So we will get all the House Dems on record opposing Americans' right to a free and fair Internet. That will accelerate the Wave.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #7)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:06 AM

12. Thanks

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #4)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:37 AM

17. Yes, unfortunately, lol.

I was getting ahead of myself, boo.

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Response to lark (Reply #2)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:28 AM

15. Banana republics are shocked by the level of corruption in the Trump regime...and taking notes.

Those that spit on the rule of law will not obey any....and will snuggle up as close to the red line of actual crime as possible.

Men without morals.

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:27 AM

3. And Dems were naive

To confirm.

Who didnít see this - ALL of it coming, a million miles away?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #3)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:32 AM

6. Most dems have not supported drumpfs swamp people.

Most repugs have and they have majorities. so important to take back at least one of the Houses and stop the madness. Of course they and Russia and china also know this so we are still in dire peril.

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Response to lark (Reply #6)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:34 AM

8. I'm of course speaking of

Congressional Dems who confirmed trumps picks.

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:37 AM

10. Dipshit repeatedly campaigned that crooked Hillary was "pay for play"

These criminals have been projecting everything they do onto us. Everything they accuse Dems of doing, the GOP should be investigated for.

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:17 AM

13. Damn. It's going to be hard to get any work done today! The stench of the garbage spewing

from the WH and congress-critters (repuglicons) and the unraveling of their stories is riveting.

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:22 AM

14. Fuck Pai and his giant Reese's coffee cup.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #14)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:04 AM

20. +100000000000000000000

He's definitely one of the biggest assholes to come out of this wretched administration!

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:43 AM

18. Quid pro quo?

Very possible.

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:11 AM

21. This is what a conspiracy looks like!

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:38 AM

22. Say it aint so, AT&T.


I was wondering when sleazy corporations would start showing up in this criminal mess.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #22)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:14 PM

24. They are one of the sleaziest.

Can't stand AT&T. Need to drop them asap.

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Response to llmart (Reply #24)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:49 PM

25. I already dropped them for internet...

but that was because they were dropping me so much.
But they kept literally knocking at my door afterward to try to get me back (I guess they installed some new wiring).
I told them how horrible their customer service was and refused to go back.

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Response to Americanno (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:51 AM

23. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread Americanno

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