On Thursday, a spokesperson for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy confirmed the FBI has opened an investigation on his former firm’s political donations to Republican causes and candidates.
“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, said in a statement to ABC News. “He has always been scrupulous in his adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them.”
The Washington Post broke the story and stated FBI agents have interviewed current and former employees at New Breed Logistics, a North Carolina-based firm that DeJoy led before being tapped to lead the Postal Service in June of 2020 by then-President Donald Trump.
The U.S. Postal Service and Justice Department declined to comment.