Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is under investigation for suspicious campaign contributions that have been linked to his private-sector employees.

DeJoy has been a Postmaster General since June 2020, a position which is selected by the Board of Governors of the Postal Service, who are picked by the President, in this case, former President Trump. During his time as Postmaster, DeJoy has been an extremely controversial figure initiating sweeping cuts that damaged service performance.

Last year, a Washington Post report claimed that DeJoy had asked employees to donate to Republican candidates and promised that they would be reimbursed. DeJoy was a top Republican donor in North Carolina before joining the Postal Service.

The FBI has been questioning former and current employees of DeJoy looking into his businesses over the contribution claims. Prosecutors have also issued a subpoena for DeJoy himself to answer questions in the case.

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for DeJoy, defended the Postmaster. “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,” Corallo said. “He has always been scrupulous in his adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them.”

The FBI’s inquires may signal impending legal trouble for DeJoy, who has yet to publicly respond to the allegations.

If asked whether President Joe Biden was going to remove DeJoy from his post over the investigation, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded, “he’ll leave the investigation and the process forward to the Department of Justice.”

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