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US Senate Threatens To Subpoena Google Leaders Page And Schmidt

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by Michael Ide
, 23 Jun 2011News

The anti trust panel is forcing Google Inc. to send either of its chief executives to the hearing to be held in near future in order to discuss the competitive behaviour of the technology leaders.

According to Bloomberg The Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee is pressuring Google to send either of its heads to attend the panel hearing. The panel demands the appearance of either chief executive officer Larry Page or chairman of the board Eric Schmidt.

But Google is reluctant to send either of its chiefs to the panel hearing, and it has offered to send Chief Legal Officer David Drummond in place of the company's leaders.

The lawmakers prefer the presence of Page or Schmidt at the hearing in order to hold a more complete discussion on fundamentals of business operations instead of focusing only on legal issues. Bow committee members Senator Herb Kohl and Senator Mike Lee have threatened to issue a subpoena to force Google's corporate leaders to attend the hearing.

“For the purposes of a balanced, wide-ranging and thorough public hearing, Sen. Kohl feels it's imperative that Mr. Schmidt or Mr. Page participate and is hopeful their attendance can be confirmed soon,” stated the spokesman for the panel in an email.

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