2 people are now claiming to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

2 people are now claiming to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

2 people are now claiming to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about of U.S. President Donald Trump's budget in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 16, 2017.

English sent an email in which she welcomed staff back from the Thanksgiving holiday and signed off as "acting director", according to a source. Instead, they created different rules of succession for the CFPB, in which the deputy director is entitled to the acting director job automatically. It will take a court ruling, or Senate confirmation of a permanent replacement for Richard Cordray, who stepped down as Director of the CFPB last week.

English's lawsuit alleges that DOJ's reasoning is flawed, in part because when lawmakers drafted Dodd-Frank, they made an explicit choice to scrap the FVRA process for appointing an acting director-the procedure was written into an earlier draft.

"The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to make sure that the financial products and services that Americans depend on every day -including credit cards, mortgages, and loans-work better for the people who use them". "The president's purported or intended appointment of defendant Mulvaney as acting director of the CFPB is unlawful".

"Director Mulvaney has taken charge of that agency and has the full cooperation of the staff and things went very well during his first day", Sanders told reporters. The spark? Two bureaucrats vying for control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. "My understanding of the law is the deputy director becomes the acting director upon my departure".

"That phrase could be interpreted to be about the director's health, rather than the director's retirement", the Post wrote.

Cordray named English as his temporary successor, but Trump said it was his decision who would run the agency and named Mulvaney. English's attorney. "Everyone needs to know who is the director in this bureau".

Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to discuss the fight for control of the USA consumer watchdog's fate after President Donald Trump chose White House budget director Mick Mulvaney for the same post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.

Mulvaney, a former Republican congressman from SC, has called the agency a "joke" and an example of bureaucracy run amok.

With both Acting Directors asserting their own claim over the position, English over the weekend filed suit, seeking a temporary restraining order.

"The President's interpretation of the FVRA runs contrary to Dodd-Frank's later-enacted, more specific, and mandatory text", the lawsuit concludes.

Liberal-leaning organizations are also questioning Trump's appointment.

According to Reuters, on Monday, following English's staff-wide email, Mulvaney issued his own fiery memo, claiming the top role for himself and instructing staffers to "disregard any instructions you receive from Ms".

English exhausted to assert she was in control by sending an email to CFPB staff stating that "it is an hor to work with all of you", according to a person who received the note. "If you receive additional communications from her today...please inform the General Counsel".

No word yet on whether English got a donut. "Please stop by the 4th floor to say hello and grab a donut".

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