Even though The United States Postal Service has come under scrutiny for a plan to close thousands of post offices – a move the Postal Service said it must make to avoid bankruptcy, they still managed to pay an enormous amount of money to cover for one major political activity. Apparently, USPS paid out $90,000 to cover for paid employees who took time off to campaign for Hillary Clinton. paid employees who took time off to campaign for Hillary Clinton.
Almost 100 USPS workers took extended leaves of absence to hit the campaign trail on behalf of the postal union—the National Association of Letter Carriers. The union, which had by then endorsed Hillary Clinton, used these same postal workers to supplement their grassroots political operations in swing states, according to an Inspector General’s report.
The Inspector General now investigates whether the postal workers who took time off violated that precept. However, the investigation revealed that campaigning for Clinton cost the cash-strapped agency dearly because workers who covered for the absent, politicking employees were paid overtime to fill shifts. To make up for the 2,776 days lost, the post office shelled out more than $90,000.
Unions violate rules to help Hillary? I am not surprised at all! Has Hillary ever done anything that isn’t illegal?It’s a drop in the full bucket, but nevertheless, the union must be called to account for this illegal activity.
This is yet another example of the Obama Administration ‘weaponizing’ the federal government to target political opposition. Hatch act? Violated. Democrats are rarely held accountable for their crimes.
Hillary Clinton has found herself involved in yet another criminal scandal after it was found that the United States Postal Service violated federal law by allowing employees to do union-funded work for her campaign while on leave from the agency.
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