Postmaster General says he was cleared in federal investigation | USA News®

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Thursday that the Justice Department has closed without criminal charge an investigation into political fundraising activities at his former company.

“As I have said from the beginning and as I have maintained throughout this process, I was confident that after a thorough review, the Department of Justice would find all of my activities legal,” DeJoy said. in a statement provided to The Associated Press. “I have always respected the law in my personal and professional life.

He added that he was “not surprised” that the department concluded its investigation and that he was “satisfied that this episode was over”.

A Justice Department spokesperson did not immediately return a message seeking comment. But it is standard practice for department officials to reveal to defense attorneys that their investigations ended without charge rather than making the announcement themselves. A DeJoy spokesperson said DeJoy’s attorney received this notification from the department.

DeJoy, a wealthy former logistics executive who was appointed postmaster general in 2020 by then-President Donald Trump and remains in the Biden administration, confirmed a Department of Justice investigation. Justice last June when his spokesperson said investigators were looking into campaign contributions. by employees who worked for him when he was in the private sector.

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