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DOJ Rejects Claims Its Auto GHG Deal Antitrust Investigation Is Political

September 17, 2019
A top Department of Justice (DOJ) official is defending his office in Capitol Hill testimony against claims that its antitrust investigation of four automakers that reached a recent agreement with California on vehicle greenhouse gases is politically motivated intimidation by a Trump administration opposed to strict standards. The investigation “is not unique in this particular instance,” argued DOJ antitrust division chief Makan Delrahim during a Sept. 17 appearance at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, in response to Democrats’ queries...

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