Lawmakers tee up investigation of Postal Service snooping on Americans

The House Oversight and Reform Committee has the U.S. Postal Service in its crosshairs for an investigation of allegations that postal inspectors snooped on Americans via their social media accounts and online activity.

Rep. Andrew Clyde, a Georgia Republican on the committee, authored a request for the Biden administration to hand over records related to information about the inspectors’ Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) in response to a Washington Times expose in September about the operation.

Postal inspectors monitored protesters across the country, including people focused on guns, policing, and President Biden’s election, according to records from September 2020 through April 2021 obtained by The Times.


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