The top Justice Department official in charge of antitrust has been at the agency only a little over a month, but he’s already facing controversy.

Makan Delrahim, the assistant attorney general for antitrust and a former partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, has been thrust into the spotlight as news reports indicate the DOJ may fight AT&T’s proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Some reports indicate that DOJ officials want AT&T to sell off Turner Broadcasting System, which owns CNN, in order to gain approval for the deal.

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