General William Shelton, the head of the Air Force Space Command, told members of the House in a classified meeting that he was pressured to change Congressional testimony, Fox News reported.
The General was reportedly pressured to change his testimony in a way that would favor a large company funded by Philip Falcone, a man who is a major Democratic donor. Republicans have questioned whether LightSquared, the company involved with the project, has been unduly expedited by the President Barack Obama Administration, according to the news outlet.
A source familiar with the technology told Fox News about the potential defects in the LightSquared system.
“Imagine trying to have a telephone conversation while your neighbors are hosting a rock concert,” said the source. “That’s the situation the military is facing.”
The revelations from General Shelton come at a time when the White House has been under scrutiny for pushing certain projects through, despite their lack of merit. Operation Fast and Furious, a program that inadvertently promoted illegal arms smuggling, was recently exposed along with the loan guarantees for Solyndra, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.