Federal Communications Commission

No evidence FCC chairman acted improperly in Sinclair deal, report finds

No evidence FCC chairman acted improperly in Sinclair deal, report finds

The head of the Federal Communications Commission had no improper interactions with the White House over Sinclair Broadcast Corp.’s failed merger with Tribune Media, an internal investigation has found.

The FCC’s Office of Inspector General found no evidence that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai covered up or failed to disclose information about his interaction with the White House regarding the $3.9 billion deal.

The investigation, which followed up on an earlier probe, also found no evidence that Pai left out material information during a July 25 congressional...

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