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Politics Trump says he’s open to investigating Louis DeJoy over GOP contributions

04:10  08 september  2020
04:10  08 september  2020 Source:   politico.com

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President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would be open to investigating and potentially When asked whether he would be OK with DeJoy ‘ s being dismissed if he were found to have “It is against the law to directly or indirectly reimburse someone for a political contribution ,” Stein said in a

President Donald Trump said U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy should lose his job if the recent allegations of campaign finance crimes and fundraising abuses are proven to be true. "I think let the investigations go," Trump said during a press conference Monday. "But he ' s a very respected man.

President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would be open to investigating and potentially removing the head of the U.S. Postal Service over allegations of campaign finance violations.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question during a news conference on the North Portico of the White House, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) © AP Photo/Patrick Semansky President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question during a news conference on the North Portico of the White House, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Speaking at a White House news conference, Trump made the remarks in response to a Washington Post investigation that reported Postmaster General Louis DeJoy had pushed employees at his former North Carolina-based company to donate to Republican campaigns and reimbursed them using bonuses. If true, the acts would be a violation of campaign finance law.

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Louis DeJoy ’ s prolific campaign fundraising, which helped position him as a top Republican power broker in North Carolina and ultimately as head of the U. S . Postal Service, was bolstered for more than a decade by a practice that left many employees feeling pressured to make political contributions to

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When asked about the report, Trump said he would be open to an investigation, but stressed that he wasn’t familiar with the details. When asked whether he would be OK with DeJoy‘s being dismissed if he were found to have violated campaign finance law, Trump said yes.

“If something can be proven that he did something wrong, always,” Trump said.

The president defended DeJoy as “a very respected man,” but his openness to an investigation contrasts with strong pushbacks against other suspicions of him or his inner circle throughout his administration.

A spokesperson for the Postal Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump’s remarks. A private spokesperson for DeJoy did not respond to requests for comment.

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Schumer calls for DeJoy probe over campaign finance allegations. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for an investigation into allegations that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy violated campaign finance laws by pressuring employees at his company to make campaign donations to

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is being accused in a Washington Post report of acting as a “straw " He would ask employees to make contributions at the same time that he would say , 'I'll get it back to DeJoy has a long history with the Republican Party, and he has been accused by Democrats of

The campaign finance allegations were already enough to raise the eyebrows of North Carolina’s attorney general, Josh Stein, who said on Sunday that they were worthy of an investigation.

“It is against the law to directly or indirectly reimburse someone for a political contribution,” Stein said in a pair of tweets. “Any credible allegations of such actions merit investigation by the appropriate state and federal authorities. Beyond this, it would be inappropriate for me as Attorney General to comment on any specific matter at this time.”

Since his appointment in May, DeJoy has faced fire from critics who say the former logistics company CEO and GOP megadonor is treating the Postal Service like a private company rather than a public service. He faced particular backlash amid reports that he was reducing infrastructure that seriously hindered the service’s performance in the name of cost cutting. House Democrats accused DeJoy of doing so to incapacitate mail-in voting just as an unprecedented number of Americans prepare to vote by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  U.S. House panel subpoenas U.S. Postal Service chief U.S. House panel subpoenas U.S. Postal Service chiefWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy received a subpoena from a congressional panel on Wednesday seeking documents connected to his decision to implement changes that Democrats said threatened mail deliveries and the 2020 election.

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy , a major donor to President Trump and fund-raiser for the Republican Party, cultivated an environment at his former company that left employees feeling pressured to make donations to Republican candidates, and rewarded them with bonuses for doing so

DeJoy denied that there was any partisan motivation to his measures, and halted further changes ahead of the election.

Before assuming leadership of the Postal Service, DeJoy and his wife were a major force for Republican fundraising in North Carolina. DeJoy’s wife, Aldona Wos, served as ambassador to Estonia under President George W. Bush and was appointed to serve as Trump’s ambassador to Canada.


Gallery: Amid outcry, postmaster general to testify before House (San Francisco Chronicle)

a man wearing a uniform standing in front of a building: FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, left, is escorted to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Postal Service has sent letters to 46 states and the District of Columbia, warning it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, The Washington Post reported Friday, Aug. 14. DeJoy, a former supply-chain CEO and a major donor to President Donald Trump and other Republicans, has pushed cost-cutting measures to eliminate overtime pay and hold mail until the next day if postal distribution centers are running late.

Federal judge says he'll block USPS policy changes nationwide .
A federal judge in eastern Washington said that President Donald Trump and Postmaster Louis DeJoy, "are involved in a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service," and will issue a nationwide order blocking some recent changes that slowed down mail and could threaten mail-in voting. © Tom Brenner/Pool/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy arrives to testify at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on August 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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