Since 1970, the Postal Service had been an independent agency, walled off from political influence. The postmaster general is not appointed by the president & is not a cabinet member. The postal chief is picked by a board of governors, with seats reserved for members of both parties, who are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate for 7year terms. Not only was the Trump administration, through Mnuchin, involved in the process for selecting the next postmaster general, but the 2 governors serving on the board were not invited to the Treasury meeting. Since the meeting did not include a quorum of board members, it was not subject to sunshine laws that apply to official board meetings and there is no formal Postal Service record or minutes of what was discussed ,"