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    House Democrats Open Campaign Finance Investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

    House Democrats said Monday they would open an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over accusations that he broke campaign finance laws in pushing his employees to make campaign contributions to Republicans that he would later reimburse. House Committee on Oversight and Reform chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.) said in a statement that the committee would open an investigation and called on the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service to immediately suspend DeJoy, whom “they never should have hired in the first place,” she said.  Maloney’s announcement followed a Washington Post report that DeJoy and his aides would allegedly pressure employees at his former business, New Breed Logistics…

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    Trump says USPS chief DeJoy should lose his job if campaign finance allegations are proven

    (Getty Images) Donald Trump has said his controversial appointment as US postmaster general should lose his job if allegations of campaign finance violations against him are proved. Louis DeJoy, a Trump donor and Republican party fundraiser appointed to his role in May this year, pressured employees at his former company into making donations to GOP candidates, it has been claimed. As owner of New Breed Logistics, a North Carolina-based supply chain firm sold to XPO in 2014, Mr DeJoy often asked workers and managers to make donations to the campaigns of Republicans running for office, several former employees told the Washington Post. It is alleged that staff who donated to…

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    Trump says he’s open to investigation into Postmaster General DeJoy amid alleged campaign finance law violations

    President Donald Trump said on Monday he’d be open to an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy amid allegations that DeJoy encouraged his employees to make donations to Republican fundraising causes and then reimbursed them through bonuses. The president, when pressed ABC News Correspondent Kyra Phillips, at first said, “I don’t know much about it,” at a news conference at the White House on Monday afternoon but that he would support an investigation into the issue, even as he signaled he’s not inclined to believe DeJoy engaged in unlawful behavior. According to reporting in the Washington Post and The New York Times, DeJoy, a former GOP fundraiser whose political connections…

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