The FBI investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy threatens to fray a fragile bipartisan and cross-industry coalition that supports financial relief legislation for the U.S. Postal Service, opening a new vein of turmoil for the embattled agency.
A DeJoy spokesman confirmed to The Washington Post on Thursday that the postal chief is cooperating with the inquiry tied to political fundraising at his now-defunct North Carolina business. Agents have interviewed current and former employees of DeJoy and New Breed Logistics in connection with allegations that employees donated to Republican candidates and were later reimbursed with workplace bonuses.
The Post first reported the allegations in September, and agents have conducted the interviews in the past two weeks, according to two people familiar with the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation. Another said DeJoy was issued a subpoena in connection with the inquiry. DeJoy’s spokesman said the postmaster general never “knowingly” violated campaign finance law.