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Sunday, November 26, 2017

A high-stakes legal clash is unfolding over President Donald Trump's temporary pick to run Elizabeth Warren's favorite bank regulator, and the White House is holding its ground. Trump on Friday said he's naming White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to be the temporary head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The announcement came hours after outgoing CFPB Director Richard Cordray said he was tapping a deputy to run the agency on an acting basis, a move widely seen as an attempt to prevent the White House from naming a successor. With two officials having been appointed to the same post, it's unclear who'll be in charge of the consumer regulator's more than 1,000 employees when they come to work on Monday. It's possible the dispute will play out in the courts for months until a permanent successor is named and confirmed by the Senate.





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Barney Frank rips Mulvaney's appointment to CFPB


#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-25 06:17 PM | Reply

Of course, it is a department that actually does what Trump lied when he promised to return power to the people.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-25 06:53 PM | Reply

Trump has sabotaged every Government Agency by appointing enemies of the Agencies to the top positions.

Most of us have already noticed.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-11-26 11:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What #3 said.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-26 01:31 PM | Reply

He's just helping the forgotten people of this country to MAGA.

What you didn't realize is that he meant rich people are the forgotten ones a most politicians spend their time defending or demonizing the poor. What about the rich folks?!

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-26 05:28 PM | Reply

This administration is openly hostile to the interests of the American people.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-26 09:26 PM | Reply

Please remind me again how are the parties are the same?

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-27 12:15 AM | Reply

"Please remind me again how are the parties are the same?"

If I were one of the posters who had ever said that as an excuse for their idiotic vote in 2016 I'd hang my head in shame. Ego before country is no way to base your decision on voting.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-27 07:12 AM | Reply

"At the CFPB, two acting directors show up to take command; one brings doughnuts, the other well-wishes

As a Republican congressman, Mick Mulvaney called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a "joke" and said he wished it didn't exist. On Monday, Mulvaney showed up at the agency's D.C. offices with a bag of doughnuts and a new title: boss.

But after a frantic weekend of political and legal posturing, Mulvaney's arrival represented a new escalation of tensions over who ultimately will lead the agency. A day earlier, Leandra English filed suit claiming she is the "rightful acting director."


#9 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-27 12:04 PM | Reply

I thought the law was perfectly clear. The Deputy Director appoints the interim director until the President appoints and Senate confirms a new director.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-27 12:29 PM | Reply

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