The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s political fundraising, a person briefed on the probe tells CNN.
DeJoy’s spokesman Mark Corallo on Thursday denied any wrongdoing by the postmaster general, but confirmed an investigation into campaign contributions made by DeJoy’s private sector employees.
“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. He has always been scrupulous in his adherence to the campaign contribution laws and has never knowingly violated them,” Corallo said in a statement.
“Mr. DeJoy fully cooperated with and answered the questions posed by Congress regarding these matters. The same is true of the Postal Service Inspector General’s inquiry which after a thorough investigation gave Mr. DeJoy a clean bill of health on his disclosure and divestment issues. He expects nothing less in this latest matter and he intends to work with DOJ toward swiftly resolving it,” he said.
The Postal Service declined to comment. Sutton Roach, a spokeswoman for the FBI said they were “neither confirming nor denying the existence of investigations.”