Internal Records Reveal Treasury Department Attempted ‘Unprecedented’ and Arguably ‘Illegal’ Takeover of USPS

A trove of internal communications records released Thursday revealed that as the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) struggled amid mounting debt and a surging global pandemic earlier this year the U.S. Department of Treasury attempted to seize operational control of the agency—making a $10 billion loan to the mail delivery service contingent upon the agency surrendering its autonomy.

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