Grassley: LightSquared offered me a political “win” in exchange for backing down on FCC probe « Hot Air

The push for LightSquared’s FCC exemption had already become embarrassing for the Obama administration, but it might be about to turn toxic.  Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), who has pursued a probe of the FCC over its curious actions towards the company owned by big Democratic Party donor Philip Falcone, now claims in a press release earlier today that Falcone and another person offered inducements to Grassley to get him to back off of his efforts:

via Grassley: LightSquared offered me a political “win” in exchange for backing down on FCC probe « Hot Air.

Hey, it’s only a system that will interfere with the GPS that every facet of the military and damn near every facet of civilian life depends on. What’s the harm in letting LightSquared move forward? After all, LSQ is in the pocket of an Obama supporter. They deserve to be taken care of!

3 thoughts on “Grassley: LightSquared offered me a political “win” in exchange for backing down on FCC probe « Hot Air”

  1. Lightsquared was at the ACSM conference in San Dog last July. I didn’t get to go to the session as I had to go to Certified Federal Surveyor doings,but a close friend said they had their spin down pat. It got ripped part by a Trimble navigation rep, however.

    Now LSQ is whining that the FAA tests were biased. Heh. They used standard over the counter systems to test for interference, and the performed very poorly to the projected frequencies LSQ is supposed to use. Spring will be headed for the exist in about 2 weeks if they can’t get approval by then, and LSQ will pretty much be finished with that.

    Kill it ’til it dies!

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