WASHINGTON, June 3 (Xinhua) – The head of the U.S. Postal Service is under federal investigation into political fundraising done by employees who worked for him, his spokesman confirmed Thursday.
The investigation aims to find out wrongdoing in the political fundraising involved in Louis DeJoy’s former director general of post office, New Breed Logistics, a logistics and supply chain service provider in which DeJoy served as director. executive for about 30 years until the company was sold in 2014.
Dejoy spokesman Mark Corallo confirmed in a statement the existence of an investigation conducted by the Justice Department, but stressed that the postmaster general did nothing wrong.
“Mr DeJoy has learned that the Justice Department is investigating campaign contributions made by employees who worked for him when he worked in the private sector. He has always been scrupulous in his adherence to campaign contribution laws and he has never raped them, unknowingly, “Corallo said.
The Washington Post reported Thursday for the first time that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in recent weeks interviewed current and former employees of DeJoy and the company, asking questions about the company’s political contributions and activities, and he added that prosecutors also sent a subpoena to DeJoy himself for information.
According to CNN, the FBI said it “neither confirms nor denies the existence of investigations.”
A former donor to former President Donald Trump and a Republican fundraiser, DeJoy was appointed last year to lead the postal service. His tenure in the postal service was problematic, marked by complaints, including those that he allegedly intentionally halted mail delivery during the 2020 presidential election.
DeJoy denied the allegations, saying he was only pushing for reforms within the agency aimed at improving mail efficiency.
The House Oversight Committee opened an investigation in September after allegations surfaced that DeJoy was reimbursing company employees after making campaign contributions to Republican politicians, a practice banned by federal election law.
“Mr. DeJoy cooperated fully and responded to questions posed by Congress on these issues. The same goes for the investigation by the Inspector General of the Postal Service who after a thorough investigation gave Mr. DeJoy a state of health “He expects nothing less in the latter matter and intends to work with DOJ to resolve it quickly,” Corallo said in the statement.
President Joe Biden in February appointed two Democrats and a right-wing left-wing advocate to fill the three vacant seats on the postal service’s Board of Governors, giving Democrats a majority of the council that will allow them to remove DeJoy.