Clinton: AT&T deal 'raises questions and concerns'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again Don't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates Ocasio-Cortez on Biden: 'I think that he's not a pragmatic choice' MORE on Wednesday expressed concern over the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner.

"I think it raises questions and concerns, and they should be looked into," the Democratic nominee told reporters on her campaign plane, according to Reuters.

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"If I'm fortunate enough to be president, I will expect the government to conduct a very thorough analysis before making a decision," she added.

Clinton's GOP rival Donald TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE and former Democratic opponent Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again Don't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates MORE (D-Vt.) have both said that they oppose the deal.

Trump on Saturday said that he wouldn't allow the telecom giant to purchase the entertainment conglomerate because it would create "too much concentration of power in the hands of too few."

"As an example of the power structure I am fighting, AT&T is buying Time Warner and thus CNN — a deal we will not approve in my administration because it's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few," he said.

Sanders earlier Wednesday also sent a letter warning that the proposed $85.4 billion sale of Time Warner to AT&T would mean a "gross concentration of power."

"This merger represents a gross concentration of power that runs counter to the public good and should be blocked," Sanders wrote. 

Sanders also said he'd push Clinton to oppose the deal, telling The Washington Post on Tuesday, "If Hillary Clinton is elected president we must do everything possible to make certain that her administration mounts a vigorous anti-trust effort."