judge rules Mick Mulvaney to remain interim CFPB head

USA Today

WASHINGTON – A federal judge refused to block the appointment of Mick Mulvaney as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, siding with the Trump administration in the legal fight over the leadership of the consumer watchdog agency.

“Denying the president’s authority to appoint Mr. Mulvaney raises significant constitutional questions,” U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said.

Kelly said that “nothing in the statutes prevents Mr. Mulvaney from holding both of these positions.” The judge was referring to Mulvaney’s existing job as the federal budget director.

The unusual battle for control of the consumer bureau started on Friday. The agency’s former director, Richard Cordray, appointed Leandra English as deputy director – and contended the appointment made English the acting director until the presidential nomination and Senate approval of a new one.

President Trump, however, countered the move by naming Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget and a vocal critic of the consumer bureau, as the watchdog’s interim director.

 Mulvaney’s installation was meant to serve as an immediate break with the Obama-era leadership, pending the nomination and approval of a permanent director.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to judge rules Mick Mulvaney to remain interim CFPB head

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    They are fighting so hard for this, it is really important to them. Just think of all the info that Mulvaney can find quickly. 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  2. BigMamaTEA says:

    More WINNING!!!! Rule of Law! Rule of Law! Constitution! Rule of Law!

    Liked by 3 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.