An internal probe was conducted, and no evidence was found that the federal communications commission chairman Ajit Pai had misbehaved. A past allegation was that Ajit had acted in an offensive manner towards Sinclair Broadcast Group as the organization had sought the agency’s sanction for a $3.9 billion union with Tribune media. On Monday, the FCC general’s reports were published. The report concluded that the latest policy initiatives that were undertaken by Arij pai that demonstrated hostility towards Sinclair were not the product of pressure from either the conservative media giant or even the Trump’s administration.
The findings collected supported Pai’s resolve that his engagements reflected long-held guideline principles, rather than a wish to play favorites. The report read that they had not found any substantial evidence, nor even a suggestion of rudeness, favoritism towards the Sinclair group, inappropriate behavior or even lack of open-mindedness that was directly related to the proposed Sinclair –Tribune unison. The conclusion on the probe might assist to insulate Arij Pai from his surrounding critics in the US Congress. The same critics, last year, had called for a close investigation after highlighting what they anticipated as an apprehensive outline of FCC behavior. According to the report released on Monday, a lot of questions were raised for Arij Pai as it confirmed his frequent communications with some working staff in the White House.
This revealed fresh information about the interactions with President Donald Trump and all those that are close to him. On July 16th, the report noted that Pai received a call from the White House counsel, Donald McGahn, who wished to know the current status of the Sinclair FCC unison review. This month, Pai was again asked about contacts between Donald Trump’s administration and the FCC merger. Pai notified the reporters that the White House had not at only time contacted them for an express review about the deal. Before Pai was appointed as the chairman of FCC, he met with the US president at the Trump Tower. At that specific time, their meeting was publicized. The report revealed that President Trump was greatly interested in the legal framework. However, the same deal that he once was interested in was the one that he openly criticized to the public. Weeks later, the Justice Department proceeded to sue to create a stumbling block to the deal. However, this failed to mount a successful court challenge. The results are still being appealed.