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FCC chair: White House called about Sinclair-Tribune deal

4 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency, said Thursday that a White House official called to talk about a proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co.
Ajit Pai told a Senate panel that Don McGahn, the White House counsel, called for a "status update" on the agency's action on the deal.
He said McGahn "saw something in the news and wanted to know what our decision was," but did not express an opinion.
The call came July 16 or 17, Pai said. Pai on July 16 had expressed "serious concerns" about the merger.
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