Since when has anyone in this Administration bothered following the law?
...or any Administration in recent memory for that matter. So long as the lobbyist checks roll in, all is well as far as DC elites are concerned, particularly those at the FCC who look forward to excellent gigs once they have paid homage to their corporate puppeteers. -- Nocchi rules.
Ignoring the law has been a characteristic of the government for many years. The regulatory agencies and the spooks are the worst offenders. The agency heads know they will have extremely well paying jobs when they leave, as long as they make the decisions they are expected to do by their owners.