is looking into controversial Postmaster General Louis DeJoy
for campaign contributions
related to his former business
, according to his spokesman, who confirmed the investigation
to The Washington Post
The Washington Post was the first to report on the investigation, citing sources who said FBI agents had recently interviewed current and former employees of DeJoy and his former company, New Breed Logistics.
“Mr. DeJoy has learned that the Department of Justice
is investigating campaign contributions made by employees who worked for him when he was in the private sector,” DeJoy spokesman Mark Corallo said, adding that “he has always been scrupulous in his adherence to campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them.”
The Washington Post reported in September that DeJoy and his aides pressured employees of his North Carolina-based supply chain company to attend political fundraisers or make financial contributions to Republican candidates, and then repaid them through bonuses, a scheme that would almost certainly violate federal law.
DeJoy, a Republican, was appointed by the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service
, all of whom were appointed by former President Donald Trump
, to lead the agency in May 2020. His appointment immediately raised concerns about conflicts of interest, as he is the first person in decades to lead the agency without having served as a mail carrier and has a large stake in private USPS competitors.
He is also a major Trump and Republican Party
donor, having oversaw Republican National Convention fundraising until shortly before taking over as Postmaster General.
was quickly marred by controversy when he directed the USPS to dismantle mail sorting machines and remove mail collection boxes in preparation for the 2020 election
, which Trump falsely claimed would be tainted by mail-in voting
Please return for updates as this is a developing story.