FCC to Congressman: Baker checked on ethics of Comcast move

The FCC says that Meredith Attwell Baker sought advice from the Commission's general counsel for ethics when she first received a job offer from Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA).

Baker's controversial move from the government sector employee to private sector lobbyist for Comcast, just months after voting to approve the operator's NBCUniversal takeover, has drawn questions from Rep. Darryl Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, about the propriety of the whole thing.

According to a letter from the FCC to Issa's office, there was no impropriety because Baker sought advice on "procedures she should follow if she subsequently entered into exploration of employment with NBCUniversal."

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- the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) has this story

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