Postmaster General Louis DeJoy under FBI investigation: report
Embattled U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, installed by then-President Donald Trump, is under FBI investigation over possible illegal campaign fundraising activity.
The Washington Post, citing sources, reports the campaign fundraising involves his former business.
"FBI agents in recent weeks interviewed current and former employees of DeJoy and the business, asking questions about political contributions and company activities," The Post reports. " Prosecutors also issued a subpoena to DeJoy himself for information, one of the people said."
DeJoy personally donated over $1 million to the Trump re-election campaign and the RNC, but DeJoy has been accused of strong-arming employees into making donations and then being reimbursed for them, which is highly illegal.
In September DeJoy issued a statement expressing "regret" after The Washington Post published a bombshell report revealing that when he was CEO of New Breed Logistics he reimbursed employees for making donations to Republican candidates.
In his very specific statement DeJoy's personal spokesperson, Monty Hagler, did not fully deny DeJoy had engaged in the illegal practice.
"Mr. DeJoy was never notified by the New Breed employees referenced by the Washington Post of any pressure they might have felt to make a contribution and he regrets if any employee felt uncomfortable for any reason," Hagler said in the statement.
DeJoy "encouraged employees and family members to be active in their communities, schools, churches, civic groups, sporting events, and the politics, that governs [sic] our nation."
It also claims DeJoy "consistently provided family members and employees with various volunteer opportunities to get involved in activities that a family member or employee might feel was important or enjoyable to that individual."
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