Congress probes FCC Commissioner’s departure to Comcast
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, a key investigative body of Congress. This afternoon, Issa finally decided that the committee would probe FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker’s move from the FCC to a top government affairs job at Comcast/NBC Universal.
In a letter sent to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Issa noted that Baker’s departure has “generated questions” due to the fact that Baker recently voted to allow Comcast to buy a majority stake in NBC. Based on Baker’s own statements about the process which led to the job offer, Issa says that “it does not appear [Baker] violated any of her legal or ethical obligations in accepting a position with Comcast.”