US President open to investigation into DeJoy and campaign contributions

Vastavam web: President Donald Trump says he’s open to an investigation of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy following published reports that former employees of DeJoy, a major donor to Trump and other Republicans, said they felt pressured to make campaign contributions to GOP candidates. The president also said Monday that DeJoy should lose his job if campaign finance irregularities are uncovered while describing the GOP fundraiser as a very honest guy.

Asked if DeJoy should lose his job if a campaign finance scheme is uncovered, Trump replied: “Yeah, if something could be proven that he did something wrong, always. Always. The Washington Post reported online Sunday that several ex-employees of DeJoy’s former business, New Breed Logistics, said DeJoy or his aides urged them to make political contributions. Others told the newspaper that DeJoy would later give bigger bonuses to reimburse for the contributions. Such an arrangement would be illegal.

Monty Hagler, a spokesperson for DeJoy, told the Post that DeJoy was unaware that any workers felt pressure to make donations. Hagler also said DeJoy believes he has always complied with campaign fundraising laws and regulations.

Source: PTI