FBI investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over campaign fundraising
Washington — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in connection to his past political fundraising while working in the private sector, three people familiar with the matter confirmed to CBS News.
The investigation follows a report by The Washington Post last year that alleged DeJoy's employees at New Breed Logistics, the North Carolina-based company where he served as CEO, were pressured to make campaign donations or attend fundraisers for GOP candidates and then were reimbursed for their contributions through bonuses. Former President Trump selected DeJoy to lead the U.S. Postal Service last May, and he had been a major donor to Republican candidates, including the former president's campaign.
The Washington Post first reported the FBI's investigation into DeJoy, and his spokesman, Mark Corallo, confirmed the probe.
"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 in a statement. "He has always been scrupulous in his adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them."