FBI investigating campaign contributions tied to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s former business

U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies on Capitol Hill in August 2020. (Photo: Tom Brenner/Pool photo)

WASHINGTON – The FBI is investigating campaign contributions tied to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s former business, his spokesman confirmed to USA TODAY.

Mark Corallo, DeJoy’s spokesman, said the Justice Department is investigating campaign contributions that employees made when DeJoy was in the private sector, but he said DeJoy never violated campaign contribution laws.

Investigators have asked DeJoy’s current and former employees about political contributions and company activities, according to the Washington Post, which first reported on the inquiry.

“Mr. DeJoy fully cooperated with and answered the questions posed by Congress regarding these matters. The same is true of the Postal Service Inspector General’s inquiry which after a thorough investigation gave Mr. DeJoy a clean bill of health on his disclosure and divestment issues. He expects nothing less in this latest matter and he intends to work with DOJ toward swiftly resolving it.”

The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

DeJoy, a longtime Republican donor and ally of former President Donald Trump, has stirred outrage shortly after he became head of the U.S. Postal Service in May 2020 by cutting overtime for mail carriers, removing mail-sorting machines in postal facilities, among other controversial changes. 

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