The Trump administration could file an antitrust lawsuit against Google as early as next week, politICO reported Tuesday. Sources said that the same day, the U.S. Department of Justice and the state attorney general has discussed the lawsuit. The U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general are reported to be suing Google for antitrust violations as soon as next week, marking a sharp escalation in Washington’s fight with the Silicon Valley giant.
The Justice Department has been investigating Google for 16 months and circulated a proposed version of the complaint internally this week, three sources said. Two of the sources said the lawsuit could be filed later next week.
Sources also said that the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general have been 2 pm local time to talk about the proposed antitrust litigation.
A Google spokesman has yet to comment, the report said.