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 said that on Friday, two days after her deadline, DeJoy wrote to the committee, stating: "I trust my August 24 testimony before the Committee on Oversight and Reform clarified any outstanding questions you had." Clearly not. DeJoy "has not produced a single additional document since the House and Senate hearings were held despite multiple conversations between Committee staff and Mr. DeJoy’s office over the past week," Maloney writes to the committee.
The committee is demanding documents relating to mail service delays, the status of sorting machines that have been removed and/or relocated, overtime policy, and other matters, such as "previously undisclosed communications between Mr. DeJoy and the Trump campaign." The memo to the committee includes an exhaustive list—four pages’ worth—of requests from both Senate and House lawmakers to DeJoy and the USPS for information that DeJoy has been stonewalling.
"Despite urgent requests from Members of the House and Senate for Mr. DeJoy to produce documents regarding the nature, scope, and effects of his sweeping changes, as well as other matters, it is clear that a subpoena has become necessary to further the Committee’s investigation and help inform potential legislative actions," Maloney writes. She attached the subpoena schedule as well: four more pages of detailed information Congress is demanding information about.
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.