Postmaster General DeJoy faces congressional probe into donations to Republicans
Congressional leaders Tuesday launched an investigation into embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s alleged illegal straw man political donations to boost Republican campaigns.DeJoy, already under fire for seeking to undermine the Postal Service as millions prepare to vote by absentee ballot, is accused of urging workers at his New Breed Logistics firm to write checks to President Donald Trump and other GOP candidates.Allegations continue to swirl that DeJoy reimbursed the workers in the guise of larger bonuses, a practice that would violate campaign financing laws.“DeJoy could face crimin...
New York Daily News
Will Bunch: Trump's coup-by-mail is underway. America can't wait until November to fight back.
First, they came for the mailboxes.The once-fantastical notion of a political or military coup in the United States has long lingered in the American imagination. Older boomers might remember, for example, the book and movie “Seven Days in May.” It’s a riveting plotline because, in a nation with a 231-year tradition of peacefully transferring power, a coup was always something that Can’t Happen Here. Americans’ knowledge of how coups even work comes mostly from stories on NPR from faraway lands where soldiers seize a nation’s key chokepoints, as tanks roll onto the tarmac of the international ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Ann McFeatters: Trump takes aim at the Postal Service
In case you missed it, Donald Trump’s new target is one of America’s oldest and most necessary institutions — the U.S. Postal Service.It doesn’t matter that Trump and most of his adult family members and top aides vote by mail. He is convinced that during the COVID-19 pandemic, if millions of Americans vote by mail, he ultimately would lose to Joe Biden.So he is claiming, with no evidence, that voting by mail will result in huge fraud. He is cutting the Postal Service budget. The Postal Service board of governors named Louis DeJoy, a major Trump donor who oversaw his inaugural festivities, to ...
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