FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Warned Lying to Congress Is Bad
Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) wrote a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai asking if he would like to correct his testimony delivered to the House Commerce Committee at an oversight hearing May 15. Warning FCC Pai that “lying to Congress is a federal crime,” Rep Eshoo wrote there existed a “chasm” between what Chairman Pai told the committee and what Rep Eshoo herself heard from other FCC officials following the meeting. At issue is an investigation into the apparently unlawful sale of phone-location data to individuals and organizations with no legitimate reason to have it; a black market comprised of public and private businesses known only thanks to reporting at Motherboard and the New York Times. FCC Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks have asked for information concerning the investigation but told Rep Eshoo they have not received it.
Ajit Pai Warned Lying to Congress Is Bad