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Mr. Partenheimer did not answer the question whether Mr. Pastre accepted the Postal Service’s offer, how much the job would pay or when he could start. Mr. Pastor also did not respond to requests for comment.

After being questioned by The New York Times, Mr. Pattee deleted his account on Twitter, where he had previously posted messages supporting the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Mr. Trump had long accepted, and which Later his administration reorganized.

Mr. Pastre has not donated to Mr. Trump, although during the Trump presidency, he has contributed to Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, majority leader, and California Representative Kevin McCarthy, minority leader. She also donated to Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign in 2003, though most of her federal donations were in the MetLife PAC.

A list to Mr. Pastre for the post of vice president for governmental affairs and public policy – indicating that the job holders would represent the postal service in dealings with state and local officials, as well as the federal executive branch and Congress. In addition to questions about voting by mail among issues facing the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, there is a fight between Democrats and Republicans over additional financial relief for the agency.

Mr. Dejoy had finally finalized Mr. Pastre’s selection, announcing the decision to extend the job offer at a meeting of the Postal Service’s Board of Governors on Wednesday, according to people familiar with the situation.

Mr. Dejoy has been under the Democrats for months, most recently accusing him of cultivating an environment in his former North Carolina company in which some employees felt pressured to donate to Republican candidates, and he felt so To be rewarded with bonuses. Common Cause North Carolina filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections on Wednesday and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is investigating the allegations.

The added pressure on Mr. DeJoy came in the form of the Postal Inspection Service, the agency’s federal law enforcement and security arm, said it was investigating another concern: a report of mail-dumping in Glendale, California, last week. A pile of mail was allegedly dumped at two locations in the city, including an incident in which a rental truck was caught in a parking of a medical spa on an unlicensed letter and surveillance video dumping bags of packages.