WASHINGTON (thehill): The FBI is investigating political contributions made by former employees of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy at a previous business, a spokesman said Thursday.
Mark Corallo, a spokesman for DeJoy, confirmed the existence of the investigation in a statement to The Hill but stressed that the postmaster general did not knowingly violate any laws.
“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.”
He said 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,” Corallo added.
In September, The Washington Post reported allegations by employees at DeJoy’s former company, the North Carolina-based New Breed Logistics. The workers claimed that they were pressured by DeJoy or his aides to attend political fundraisers or donate to Republican candidates and were then paid back in bonuses.
The Hill reached out to the U.S. Postal Service and the FBI for comment.