Postmaster General Louis DeJoy donated big to GOP, Trump - his wife got ambassador post - 2020-08-18

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F358.png Postmaster General Louis DeJoy donated big to GOP, Trump - his wife got ambassador post August 18, 2020, Roger Sollenberger, Salon

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a top donor to President Trump's election campaign and the former head fundraiser for the Republican National Convention, made a series of major donations to the Trump campaign and Senate Republicans leading up to his wife's nomination as U.S. ambassador to Canada, federal election records show.

In the weeks surrounding his wife's nomination, DeJoy gave the Trump Victory PAC $360,600. He also gave a $35,000 maximum donation to the Senate GOP election committee, which is chaired by one of the senators now tasked with confirming his wife, Aldona Wos, for the Ottawa post. That donation came the day after Trump announced his intention to nominate her.

Two other senators on the Foreign Relations Committee have also taken money from DeJoy or Wos, and now must weigh her qualifications for the ambassadorship, raising questions about potential conflicts of interest.

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{{cite news | first = Roger | last = Sollenberger | title = Postmaster General Louis DeJoy donated big to GOP, Trump - his wife got ambassador post | url = https://www.salon.com/2020/08/18/postmaster-general-louis-dejoy-donated-big-to-gop-trump--his-wife-got-ambassador-post/ | work = Salon | date = August 18, 2020 | accessdate = August 21, 2020 }}