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:
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!