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Despite hypothesis from a number of nationwide media shops, Attorney General Josh Hawley’s workplace says there is no such thing as a connection between his investigation of Google and contributions to his marketing campaign from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.

Hawley acquired $300,000 in 2015 and 2016 mixed from Thiel, a billionaire enterprise capitalist who argues that Google is a monopoly. Thiel co-founded PayPal, presently sits on the board of Facebook and in addition is understood for his badist of President Donald Trump and his funding of Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit towards Gawker, a distinguished weblog.

The Republican state lawyer common additionally just lately launched an investigation into Google to find out whether or not the corporate has violated Missouri’s antitrust and shopper safety legal guidelines.

Bloomberg, the International Business Times, the Silicon Valley Business Journal and Vanity Fair posted speculative articles about the opportunity of a hyperlink between Thiel’s contributions and Hawley’s investigation.

There’s no connection, Hawley spokeswoman Loree Anne Paradise instructed the News-Leader.

“General Hawley’s job is to protect the interests of the people of Missouri and no company or organization is exempt from that if they are violating anti-trust laws or violating people’s privacy,” Paradise stated in a press release. “Our office is investigating Google because we refuse to allow industry giants to exploit and jeopardize Missouri consumers and businesses.”

Hawley is operating for U.S. Senate towards a number of different Republicans and Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. 

 

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