Analysis

Wait To Confirm Trump's Antitrust Chief Longest In 40 Years

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 4:10 PM EDT) -- It has taken longer for the administration of President Donald Trump to get its top antitrust lawyer in place at the U.S. Department of Justice than any since President Jimmy Carter, leaving the division running at a limited clip some six months into Trump's tenure.

As of Friday, it has been 175 days since Trump's inauguration, and his nominee for assistant attorney general in charge of the DOJ's antitrust division, Makan Delrahim, has yet to be approved by the full Senate despite pressing matters such as the government's review of AT&T's proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner.

After taking office, Trump's...

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