<<No doubt there is political collusion against Qualcomm imo. (I also believe that Apple’s leverage against Qualcomm would have been far greater if Hillary had won the election.)>>
stkhawk, I agree for two reasons.
First, Tim Cook supported Hillary Clinton - he hosted a fundraiser last summer:
Second, the acting Commissioner of the FTC is a republican and she supports QCOM:
Here's a helpful article with regard to the new appointments at the FTC - it's unclear
whether the current Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will remain, but nevertheless
the new FTC should be more business friendly with three Republicans and two