Donald Trump is set to be investigated by Congress over whether he used “the instruments of state power” to punish media outlets, a senior Democrat has said.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, owns The Washington Post – a newspaper Mr Trump considers a foe and has regularly branded the “Amazon Washington Post”.
He said Mr Trump "was secretly meeting with the postmaster (general) in an effort to browbeat the postmaster into raising postal rates on Amazon ...
Mr Trump has repeatedly complained Amazon does not pay the US postal service a fair rate for package delivery.
The House is also set to investigate the Trump administration’s attempt to block AT&T Inc from acquiring Time Warner, which owns CNN, Mr Schiff said.
The Justice Department is appealing a federal judge's approval of the $85.4 billion (£66.47bn) AT&T acquisition of Time Warner.
It is not clear which committees may probe the corporate issues, since Mr Schiff's intelligence committee would not have oversight. »