Now, these Republican lies are being exposed for what they are. A new internal report, obtained by Motherboard through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows that the nonpartisan FCC Office of the Inspector General investigated the claims that Obama had meddled with the FCC’s net neutrality process, and discovered them to be false.
“We found no evidence of secret deals, promises, or threats from anyone outside the Commission, nor any evidence of any other improper use of power to influence the FCC decision-making process,” the report concluded.
In other words, the FCC itself had previously discovered that the motivations for repeal that they offered to the public were untrue.
The report is dated August 22, 2016, and Motherboard was unable to get an explanation from the FCC as to why the memo was not made publicly available prior to the Thursday vote, but the optics are certainly unflattering. Had the report been released earlier, the steep climb the Republicans had to surmount in order to repeal net neutrality would have become vastly more challenging.
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