Paxson contradicts McCain on FCC letters
Sen. John McCain claims he never met with broadcaster Lowell "Bud" Paxson, or his lobbyist Vicki Iseman, before writing two letters to the FCC on Paxson's behalf.
Paxson says he met with McCain in 1999 and asked him to intercede with the FCC:
Paxson said he talked with McCain in his Washington office several weeks before the Arizona Republican wrote the letters in 1999 to the FCC urging a rapid decision on Paxson's quest to acquire a Pittsburgh television station.
Paxson also recalled that his lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, likely attended the meeting in McCain's office and that Iseman helped arrange the meeting. "Was Vicki there? Probably," Paxson said in an interview with The Washington Post yesterday. "The woman was a professional. She was good. She could get us meetings." [WaPo]
[HT: Think Progress]