markey investigate apple

I asked Ed Markey (D-MA) why. He answered right away.

From Reuters: “Senate Democrats ask for details on antitrust probes into Big Tech” posted Saturday:

Seven U.S. Senate Democrats asked the Trump administration on Friday to disclose details of possible Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department antitrust investigations into Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Apple Inc…

The senators led by Senator Amy Klobuchar, a presidential candidate, said in the letters to FTC Chairman Joe Simons and Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim that “given the silence of the FTC and the Justice Department, the truth is that we still do not know if these investigations have actually been initiated and neither do the American people.”

The letters were also signed by Patrick Leahy, Richard Blumenthal, Tammy Baldwin, Edward Markey, Tina Smith and Cory Booker – another presidential candidate – who said they were encouraged by the media reports of investigations “but also somewhat troubled that such inquiries were not already well underway.”

My letter to Senator Markey:

Two questions:

    1. Can I get a copy of the letter?
    2. Why Apple?

Senator Markey’s reply:

Dear Philip:

Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

Your comments are important to me, and I will keep your views in mind as I work on the issues that affect Massachusetts and our country.

You are welcome to call my Boston Office at ——— if you need help with a specific problem related to the federal government or to request assistance in applying for federal grants. You may also call my Washington, DC office at ———- to request a tour, to have a flag flown over the US Capitol, or to comment on legislative matters.

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