Jan 17, 2017

FTC chair contender floated new Google probe

Politico's Tony Romm has the scoop that Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is in the running to be Trump's nominee to chair the Federal Trade Commission.

Watch this: Reyes asked the FTC last year to think about reopening its antitrust investigation into Google.

"We encourage the commission to consider new information and developments that have become available both domestically and internationally since closing its Google investigation." ā€” Sean Reyes, in a 2016 letter to the FTC with the District of Columbia's attorney general

The commission closed its probe into the search giant in 2013 but is reportedly revisiting multiple aspects of its business.

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