If you assumed Trump’s losing Election 2020 was the end of GOP’s lying, cheating and stealing I’ve got some lovely beachfront in Siberia.

I’ve been on the Louis DeJoy beat since last May and I’ll give him this: he’s tenacious mobster having resounding success destroying America’s longest-running institution.

CREW (Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington) is out with a new FOIA bombshell that implicates both DeJoy and his Senate GOP handlers. I watched and live-tweeted multiple DeJoy hearings and KNEW he lied under oath (admittedly doing that means nothing now).

‘So help you god?’ Trump & GOP cretins BLATANTLY violate oaths of office—and some laws

But now, thanks to CREW, we have concrete proof.

Based on a memo circulated between Senate GOP and Treasury staffers, DeJoy was behind the slowdowns. From the piece:

The memo—attached to an August 18, 2020 email from Republican Senate staff to a top aide in the Treasury Department—discusses ‘the recent plan put forth by the Postmaster General (PMG) to reduce overtime.’ This statement appears to directly contradict DeJoy’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee in which he insisted ‘I did not direct the elimination or any cutback in overtime.’

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DeJoy’s denial was puzzling given the widespread understanding at the time that he personally ordered the overtime cuts. Senator Ron Johnson gave DeJoy credit for the cuts during an August 21 Senate hearing. And as CNN reported last year, a July 2020 USPS directive issued during DeJoy’s tenure ‘directly led to a significant majority of overtime opportunities being eliminated and prevented.’ It’s unclear how this directive ‘could have been implemented without [DeJoy’s] knowledge or approval’ given his role as ‘chief executive over the entire USPS,’ CNN noted.

 

CREW also states this: “The newly-disclosed memo shows that Republican Senate staff understood DeJoy had in fact ordered the overtime reduction.”

Translation: Senate staffers—and likely some of the senators questioning him—knew DeJoy was lying and DID NOTHING.

FBI’s sedition dragnet will end in RICO charges for GOP [UPDATED]

We’ve adjudicated ZERO percent of DeJoy’s sabotage of a federal agency (a felony, btw); while we’re at it, we need to look at GOP’s organized conspiracy to protect DeJoy and those who installed him from scrutiny. As I’ve said repeatedly here and on Twitter: this is an operation and must be prosecuted like a transnational mafia because that’s what it is.

Final thought: IF MEDIA CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO REPORT HONESTLY ON LOU DEJOY WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE REPORTERS?

Your next headline needs to be “When Louis DeJoy succeeds in weakening/destroying USPS the competitor-companies in which he’s invested directly benefit.” Type that up or go home.

Updates as events warrant. 🔴

 


Will Pollocksideways is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist, media analyst and author of two books (award-winning Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.

In 2001, Will earned his Masters from The Medill School of Journalism, graduating with highest honors from the magazine sequence. As permanent member of Journalism’s National Honors Society, he’s been active in monitoring, writing and blogging about media and journalism ever since he graduated.

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