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Empty trucks, falsified records, late mail: How Louis DeJoy's changes at the Postal Service brought chaos 17.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

New rules requiring U.S. Postal Service trucks to leave exactly on schedule went relatively unnoticed amid the public outcry over the removal of sorting machines across the country — but they were far more disruptive to mail delivery.

US Postal Service Sued Over Refusal to Release DeJoy’s Calendar 16.9.2020
US Postal Service Sued Over Refusal to Release DeJoy’s Calendar
USDA and meatpacking industry collaborated to undermine COVID-19 response, documents show 16.9.2020 Raw Story
Hundreds of emails obtained by Public Citizen and American Oversight offer a rare inside look at the meat industry’s power and access to the highest levels of government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the meatpacking industry worked together to downplay and disregard risks to worker health during the Covid-19 pandemic, as shown in […]
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DeJoy Donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP After Postmaster General Job Opened 15.9.2020
DeJoy Donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP After Postmaster General Job Opened
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‘Blatantly corrupt’ DeJoy donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP after top USPS job opened: report 15.9.2020 Raw Story
During a House hearing Monday examining Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s myriad potential conflicts of interest, researcher Lisa Graves testified that the former North Carolina logistics executive donated more than $600,000 to the GOP and President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign in just a two-month period after the top Postal Service job opened up late last year. […]
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Column: Coming soon — 'righteous prosecution' of Trumpian misdeeds? 15.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

if allegations of his campaign finance misdeeds are correct, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy deserves Justice Department action.

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DeJoy boosted his donations to GOP campaigns when postmaster general job opened up: report 14.9.2020 Raw Story
As soon as the job for Postmaster General opened up, Louis DeJoy ticked up his donations to GOP political campaigns, according to written testimony to Congress from Lisa Graves, the executive director of the watchdog group True North Research. “In the 2019-2020 cycle, DeJoy has given more than $1.5 million to GOP candidates and campaigns, the bulk […]
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Our attorney general is a fanatic — and it’s even worse than you think 10.9.2020 Raw Story
Attorney General Bill Barr is by far the most dangerous member of Donald Trump’s inner circle of neofascists, white supremacists, grifters, liars and enablers. Not only is Barr a hardline proponent of the “unitary executive theory,” which promotes a broad expansion of presidential power, but he is also a true believer in the virtue and […]
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Citing ‘criminal exposure’ in straw-donor scheme and possible perjury, House announces investigation into Louis DeJoy 8.9.2020 Raw Story
House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney said the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors should immediately suspend DeJoy as the probe moves forward. The Democrat-controlled House Oversight Committee is launching an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over reports that, as CEO of a major North Carolina logistics company, he orchestrated an unlawful straw-donor scheme for […]
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REPORT: Louis DeJoy May Have Broken Campaign Finance Laws AND Lied To Congress About It 7.9.2020 Crooks Liars
Looks like Louis DeJoy may be the latest Trump administration official to earn himself the label "indicted" next to his name if reports of potential federal and state crimes are true. On Sunday the Washington Post reported some very disturbing details about how DeJoy raised funds for the Republican Party while running businesses in North Carolina using a practice that "left many employees feeling pressured to make political contributions to GOP candidates" which reportedly led to DeJoy reimbursing them "through bonuses" at work - a practice which is patently illegal. DeJoy was actually asked about this directly during his testimony just a few weeks ago to Congress and he said he had never reimbursed employees - so, if true, he lied to Congress as well - which is ANOTHER crime. Five different people who worked at New Breed Logistics, DeJoy's former company, say they were "urged" to "write checks and attend fundraisers" to raise money for Republicans running for Congress or the White House. Two other ...
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Congressional Dems Call On the IRS to Investigate the NRA 2.9.2020 Mother Jones
Last month, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against the National Rifle Association, charging the nation’s oldest gun rights group with decades of illegal financial dealings and misconduct and seeking to dissolve the organization. But that might not be the end of the NRA’s legal woes. Now, a coalition of Democratic […]
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Investigation of Trump’s financials will be completed — even if Trump loses re-election: House Democrats 1.9.2020 Raw Story
On Monday, Politico reported that House Democrats are vowing in a new court filing to pursue the investigation into President Donald Trump’s financial records to its conclusions — regardless of whether he is even still president by that point. “If an appeals court does not grant Congress access to President Donald Trump’s financial records quickly, […]
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GOP judges are why a second Trump term ‘is almost guaranteed to be more corrupt’: columnist 1.9.2020 Raw Story
On Monday, two Republican judges on the D.C. Circuit ruled that Congress doesn’t have any authority to subpoena former White House Counsel Don McGahn over his discussions of the Mueller investigation with President Donald Trump — and must pass a new law to authorize such an ability. Writing for The Washington Post, columnist Paul Waldman […]
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Biden should serve notice his AG will be free to go after all of Trump’s lawbreakers: conservative 31.8.2020 Raw Story
In her column for the Washington Post, conservative Jennifer Rubin said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should let anyone who worked or is still working for Donald Trump –and who has committed a crime including ignoring subpoenas issued by Congress — know that they will be subject to prosecution should he win in November. Using […]
‘Earth-shattering’ decision: Court rules House cannot enforce subpoena against former White House counsel 31.8.2020 Raw Story
An appeals court ruled the House of Representatives cannot enforce a subpoena against former White House counsel Donald McGahn. The District of Columbia Circuit Court ruled 2-1 the House cannot enforce the subpoena because there was no law on the books allowing for that, but suggested that Congress could pass such legislation. The dissenting judge, […]
ANATOMY OF A MAN-MADE DISASTER: 595 ways Trump has failed to protect us from COVID-19 30.8.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians rank Abe Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from 9/11 to Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing […]
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DOJ interviewed USPS board member Bill Zollars in federal fraud investigation 29.8.2020 Raw Story
A recently-appointed member of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors has been interviewed by Department of Justice investigators, as part of a federal suit filed against his former freight company for defrauding the Pentagon of millions of dollars, court documents show. This article first appeared in Salon. About two weeks after Bill Zollars, the former chairman, president and CEO […]
Trump’s plans to steal the election go well beyond the mail 25.8.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump is interfering with the U.S. Postal Service, in an apparent attempt to steal the 2020 election. He has repeatedly and publicly confessed to this scheme. For example, Trump has said that the post office must be denied additional funding because it would help facilitate mail-in voting — which he has previously said would hurt […]
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The Biden administration needs to pursue every Trump appointee accused of perjury: conservative 24.8.2020 Raw Story
In a column for the Washington Post, conservative commentator Jennifer Rubin said, should Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden win in November, he should commit to having his Justice Department look into any Donald Trump appointee who has been accused of committing perjury during the past four years. According to the never-Trumper, the first thing the […]
Colorado to review ketamine waiver program as Elijah McClain’s death prompts scrutiny 23.8.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's state health department on Saturday said it plans to review the state's ketamine program -- an announcement that comes nearly one year to the day that Aurora paramedics used the sedative on Elijah McClain.
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