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Posted on 04/18/2012 4:30:42 PM PDT by jazusamo
Complete title: Consumer Protection Financial Bureau Director Richard Cordray Doubted Constitutionality of His Own Appointment, Documents Uncovered by Judicial Watch Show
There is a chance that the appointment would be invalidated by a court.
Cordray Told Staff His Short Stint should give to each one of us a fierce urgency to accomplish the work we are doing together.
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that indicate the agencys director, Richard Cordray, doubted the constitutionality of his own appointment. On January 4, 2012, President Obama announced that he was using a recess appointment to install Corday as head of CFPB even though the U.S. Senate was in session and, therefore, retained its constitutionally mandated advise and consent role for all presidential appointments. Cordray was then sworn in on January 24, 2012.
Judicial Watch obtained 222 pages of records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Some of these documents reveal that Cordray believed that his appointment could be invalidated by a court:
When Barack Obama announced his decision to install Cordray as head of the CFPB, the president called the move a recess appointment. However, at the time, Congress was still in session. Article I, Section 5, Clause 4 of the U.S. Constitution provides that: Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days . To prevent any recess appointment, the Republican-controlled House refused to consent to Senate adjournment, resulting in the Senates coming into session every three days.
Many have doubts about the constitutionality of Richard Cordrays appointment. Now we know those doubts are shared by Cordray himself. These astonishing documents provide further evidence that Obamas recess appointment of Cordray was an abuse of office, stated Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president.
Wondering if Mr. Cordray took the standard Oath of Office...
If he did, while he was in doubt about the Constitutionality of his appointment, then he violated the “protect, preserve, and defend the Constitition” stipulation of that oath - by the very act of taking it....
You make a valid point and it reflects on his integrity, or lack of it.
If this is ruled to be a violation of the Constitution, then it will have been proven that Obama has violated his Oath of Office, which he pledged twice to honor.
Impeach. Don’t care if the Senate convicts or not. He still needs to be Impeached.
I agree with you totally.
We know the current Senate wouldn’t find him guilty but the stigma of being impeached is completely appropriate for Obama, the president that has most abused our Constitution, IMO.
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