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FBI opens election law investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies before a Senate hearing Aug. 21, 2020 (screenshot)

By Thomas Catenacci
Daily Caller News Foundation

The FBI has opened an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over campaign contributions stemming back to his time as a logistics executive, The Washington Post reported.

Federal agents have interviewed former and current colleagues of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, unnamed sources familiar with the investigation told The Washington Post. DeJoy has also been subpoenaed for information in relation to the probe.

Those interviewed were asked about political contribution activities, the Post reported. The extent of the investigation remains unknown and DeJoy hasn’t been charged with any crimes.

“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,” Mark Corallo, a spokesperson for DeJoy, told the Post in a statement. “He has always been scrupulous in his adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them.”

DeJoy, who was a supporter of former President Donald Trump, was selected to be the postmaster general by the Postal Service’s board of governors in May 2020.

For decades, DeJoy had been an executive of New Breed Logistics, which he sold to XPO Logistics in 2014, according to The New York Times. After selling New Breed,

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