Saturday's comments seem to resolve Giuliani's earlier claim in an interview with HuffPost that Trump had intervened personally to merge AT & T's attempt with Time Warner.
"The president denied the merger, they did not want the result," Giuliani said, adding, "Whatever lobbying was done did not reach the president."
AT & T's top lobbyist Bob Quinn said Cohen has not lobbied for them and announced Friday that Quinn is retiring and acquainted with him The situation told NBC News that Quinn's retirement is "clearly related to this situation."  The CEO of the telecom giant said Cohen was "a big mistake," it said in a corporate memo on Friday.
The president has voiced several public comments about his desire to see the merger ended The Department of Justice demanded a sale of the CNN entity Turner Broadcasting or AT & T DirecTV as a condition of rubber-stamping the deal.
Trump has opposed Time Warner's merger and against CNN, saying the deal was "not good for the country". In November, AT & T tried to put the question of Trump's interference in the deal.
"There have been a lot of reports and speculation that this is all about CNN, frankly, I do not know," said AT & T CEO Randall Stephenson. "But nobody should be surprised that the question comes up again and again, because we have experienced such a sudden change in the application of antitrust law here."
In his position as Cartel Chief of DOJ in 2017, Makan Delrahim told a Canadian outlet, "I do not see that as a big one antitrust problem. " But he apparently changed his mind from the beginning. The Justice Department cited antitrust concerns as it blocked the planned $ 85 billion merger in November
Federal Judge Richard Leon is due to make a decision on June 12 to continue the merger. The case could be the result of numerous other pending mergers in the United States Media and US Impact Telecom Industry
Dan Petrocelli, an AT & T attorney arguing with the Justice Department, wanted the judge to allow him to investigate communications between the White House and the Ministry of Justice Fusion. The judge ruled against his request.