Column: DeJoy's appointment as postmaster general looks even more dishonest than you thought

published 21.08.2020 21:09

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Williams testified that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had been steadily injecting himself into USPS operations well before DeJoy's appointment, though he was unable to say whether Mnuchin played a direct role in the appointment.

Williams told the Congressional Progressive Caucus that he resigned from the USPS board when it became clear it was about to appoint DeJoy.

But congressional testimony this week by David Williams, a former USPS inspector general and former vice chairman of the service's board of governors, put some meat on those bare bones.

Thus far, speculation about the appointment of DeJoy, who assumed his job in mid-June, has focused on his role as a major fundraiser for President Trump and the fact that he is the first postmaster general in some two decades to not have any experience with the USPS.

Although DeJoy had run a logistics company that had held a contract with the USPS, that was "narrow" expertise in terms of the demand on the postmaster general, Williams said.

by Michael Hiltzik from latimes.com

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