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    The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, is preparing to subpoena Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for documents related to his sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The committee demanded the documents be delivered last week. In the Oversight hearing held one week ago, Maloney accused DeJoy of "concealing documents and downplaying the damage that you’re causing."

    Maloney told DeJoy that if he didn't cough up the documents about the actions he's taken and his communications with the White House and Trump campaign, which the committee requested both before and during the hearing by Wednesday, "you can expect a subpoena." He hasn't provided that information, so here's Maloney kicking off the process by notifying the committee of her intent to subpoena.

    Maloney has also written to Robert Duncan, chairman of the USPS board of governors, with a request for documents that he is withholding about the selection process of DeJoy as postmaster general. Maloney intends to subpoena Duncan as well if he doesn't comply, committee staff told Politico.

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    A new corporate filing Monday has revealed that the chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors is also listed as a director of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s $130 million super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund.

    The revelation about Chairman Robert “Mike” Duncan comes as Democrats are accusing President Donald Trump, the postmaster general and Republicans of sabotaging the Postal Service in an attempt to suppress mail-in voting, supposedly to tip the election in Trump’s favor. If that doesn’t work, critics say, Trump will point to any ballot delivery problems to challenge election result in the event of his loss.

    Duncan previously served as general counsel and then chair of the Republican National Committee from 2002 to 2009, when the committee and its state counterparts supervised an unprecedented escalation of voter disenfranchisement efforts in swing states. One of the tactics was manipulating mail-in votes.

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    Yes you describe it well. Sorry to say this whole country is "super corrupt" and is proven every day. McConnell with its super PAC shows what is wrong in this country. And people here still think that their "votes" counts?

    This is only an super corrupt "banana republic" and getting worse. Forget the word "democratic" it no longer applies here.

    Elections should be without "money, just let votes count as in any other "civil' country.

    Candidates in "civil" countries can only spent an limited pre-determined amount for add's and media time; that is how it should be. No bribery with "money" as is done here all the time, even during an "impeachment"Crying

    Continuing on the present path here, will lead absolutely to an awful (continuing) "dictatorship". Amen

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    "this whole country is "super corrupt"" ?? When you say "whole country" that includes me as I am part of the "whole" as are all Democrats. Just wish you would make that distinction.
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    Schmidt Wrote: "this whole country is "super corrupt"" ?? When you say "whole country" that includes me as I am part of the "whole" as are all Democrats. Just wish you would make that distinction.
    Sorry to say it reflects on the "whole" country ; at least in the other parts of the world they see what this country is doing and don't look at the "difference" "party wise. Corruption is "everywhere" right now. I don't include you, as far as I know, so don't feel insulted. It is the "view" other countries have of this "corrupt" country. (Not all Democrats are "honest" either; some are like you and others like me.) If you follow the daily news, what is your impression about this country right now? Super "honest"?Astonished
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    Cartoonist Steve Benson reminds us that DeJoy's sabatoge of the Post Office can lead to serious problems:

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    Arrest this scary gentleman ....

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    Daily Kos this morning pointed out that there are NUMEROUS problems with Louis DeJoy:

    1) A 20-year-old audit of contracts for mail equipment transport unearthed by NBC News shows that his old company was awarded multiple contracts in noncompetitive bids. Those contracts cost taxpayers as much as $53 million more than would have been paid out if the contracts had been bid competitively.

    2) Since the contracts were awarded outside of a bidding process, it raises questions about whether DeJoy was overbilling the USPS, gouging taxpayers. It also adds more questions about the background and qualifications of DeJoy himself, who is now under scrutiny not just for the operational changes he's made to the USPS which resulted in massive mail delays during the summer, but for alleged campaign finance violations at those same companies when he became a major Republican donor.

    3) Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, questioned DeJoy about the lack of a background check in last month's hearing. "One of the reasons that we have background checks," he said, "is that we identify patterns of misconduct or potential conflicts of interest that are out there." DeJoy responded, "Sir, I have no patterns of misconduct." There are now two good rebuttals to that assertion: the campaign finance illegality alleged by DeJoy's former employees, and this audit.

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    Yes great research, but what is Congress doing about this? Why is he still in place? Why is the government now just about filled with these "brainless loyal types". What is wrong with this country? Why is there still an President who broke all the laws and rules? Where are his tax returns? Just postpone it until after the elections? What if the "crook" is re-elected, then I'm sure we will never see these at all. So when do we start the next "impeachment" with "pay-off's"? Wow, don't we have an "glorious number one" country? What are the Dem's doing, other than"complain"?

    The "attitude" of just waiting until the election may backfire in an huge way, because once Trump "wins" the "bad" things right now will stay and won't be resolved, but only made worse. Then forget any "justice" or "decency" or any "healthcare" or social programs or an "prosperous" society. Only the rich and "loyalists" will run the country then.

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    A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.

    Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service.

    The states challenged the Postal Service’s so-called “leave behind” policy, where trucks have been leaving postal facilities on time regardless of whether there is more mail to load. They also sought to force the Postal Service to treat election mail as First Class mail.

    Led by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the states said the Postal Service made the changes without first bringing them to the Postal Regulatory Commission for public comment and an advisory opinion, as required by federal law. They also said the changes interfered with their constitutional authority to administer their elections.

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    The judge is also ordering the post offices to undo all the actions that DeJoy had ordered, and that includes putting back the sorting machines and all the other stuff designed to slow mail delivery. It remains to be seen if this is physically possible or if the Trump administration might appeal the judges ruling to buy time. Trump is determined.
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    I'm afraid that such "order" is too late ; all the machines are already trucked away or destroyed. My mail is also taking much longer that before. So who is going to "control" if indeed DeJoy does follow up this order? I guess no one, because the Trump criminals know that the wheels of justice turn awful slow, so likely in the month and a half until the elections they only will draw this out. That is America under Trump.

    The "crooks" rule right now, not "justice" or have any interest in an "honest election", ask Barr/Trump.

    That is what you get if you leave the useless laws here as they are and don't update these.