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Even before court victory, Trumpís pick to lead consumer watchdog began reshaping agency
The Washington Compost ^ | 11/28/2017 | Renae Merle and Thomas Heath

Posted on 11/28/2017 6:51:45 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to block President Trump’s pick to be the temporary leader of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, denying a request by a high-ranking agency employee that she be put in charge instead.

In turning down Leandra English’s request for a temporary restraining order, U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly acknowledged that the case raised constitutional questions, but he ruled that White House budget director Mick Mulvaney can remain acting CFPB director. Former CFPB litigation counsel Deepak Gupta, representing English, said they would weigh their options to resolve an issue they say has left the six-year old agency and its 1,600 employees in legal limbo.

“There needs to be an answer, and there needs to be a final answer. There needs to be a resolution of this cloud of impropriety hanging over the bureau,” Gupta told reporters after the hearing.

The Trump administration applauded the decision and said the ruling supports its contention that Mulvaney is the rightful acting director.

“It’s time for the Democrats to stop enabling this brazen political stunt by a rogue employee and allow Acting Director Mulvaney to continue the Bureau’s smooth transition into an agency that truly serves to help consumers,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banking; cfpb; mulvaney
Making America Great Again, one worthless federal agency at a time.
1 posted on 11/28/2017 6:51:45 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Once in while I have to stop and catch my breath but I’m still not tired of winning.


2 posted on 11/28/2017 6:59:53 PM PST by Entropy Squared (The Rush to Chaos)
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To: Entropy Squared

ALL LIBS need to be kept from positions of responsibility or authority . What pathetic losers.


3 posted on 11/28/2017 7:05:38 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I want to know how much Deepak Gupta has been paid over the years representing the CFPB. It will be in the millions. I’m sure he is representing English pro bono since his gravy train is now derailed.


4 posted on 11/28/2017 7:07:15 PM PST by Gahanna Bob
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Progressives have been really screaming about this “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau”. This must have been the Trojan Horse that Obama brought in to divert billions of dollars in Federal monies to Prog causes.


5 posted on 11/28/2017 7:07:16 PM PST by backwoods-engineer ( DJT won; we got Gorsuch and a bit of MAGA. Civil war before we get more?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Need to audit the agency.


6 posted on 11/28/2017 7:20:44 PM PST by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I got an answer for the 1600 workers...

Freshen up you’re resume.. You are going to need it.


7 posted on 11/28/2017 7:30:03 PM PST by cableguymn (We need a redneck in the white house....)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Deepak Itin Gupta,


8 posted on 11/28/2017 7:36:35 PM PST by chief lee runamok
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To: backwoods-engineer

Right you are. Today,Rush explained the workings of this Democrat slush fund that funneled money from the Federal Reserve, which is unconstitutional, to Democrat organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, environmental scams, SEICU, and the community organizers of the discredited ACORN group.Someone should be prosecuted for this.


9 posted on 11/28/2017 7:49:58 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

All 5hat needs to be known would come out of an audit on where all the money went.

Shutting down this Democrat slush fund could go a long ways to making Americas voting system unlike the Banana Republic it has become.


10 posted on 11/28/2017 8:00:46 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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All 5hat needs to be known would come out of an audit on where all the money went.

And whole slew of prosecutions.

11 posted on 11/28/2017 8:01:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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To: American in Israel

I para-quote Hillary : “If that SOB Trump wins, we’ll all hang!”


12 posted on 11/28/2017 8:23:51 PM PST by pingman (More WINNING!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Good luck with that. Won’t happen as long as Rip Van Sessions is in charge.


13 posted on 11/28/2017 8:24:40 PM PST by mindburglar (I have an above average brain stem)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“legal limbo” and “uncertainty” my ass!

Judge Kelly said there was not a substantial likelihood that the case would succeed on its merits.

The judge also said he could not find any law that would prevent Mulvaney from serving as acting CFPB director and budget director simultaneously.

So: yet another fake news article by fake news WaPo ...


14 posted on 11/28/2017 8:30:38 PM PST by catnipman ( Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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protesters assembled outside the CFPB’s Washington offices, holding signs and chanting “hey, hey, ho, ho, Mick Mulvaney had to go”

If they were paid to show up, as I suspect they were, they should have chanted something more original at least. Come on you RATS, this Warren designed crime racket was pulling in billions, you've got to do better than that!

15 posted on 11/28/2017 8:31:39 PM PST by Nateman (The louder the left screams , the better it is for America!)
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To: catnipman

If you have read the Office of Legal Counsel Opinion concerning “succession” issue you would notice that it was well written and researched, indicating that it was in the works for weeks/months. Trump and his team anticipated this move by Cordray and were ready for it. I believe that Cordray got word that upon his originally announced departure date that Mulvaney was going to be put in place and moved up his departure in order to attempt to stop Trump.

Also notice that it took England 2 days to file her lawsuit, (in her personal capacity, not as the Director). That also tells me they were caught by surprise by Trump’s move.
Also, the PHH decision, (110 pages), made it clear that the CFPB could not appoint its own successor. It made it clear that the President had the right and authority to fire/appoint the Director of the CFPB at will. That decision was put on hold while it is being appealed (which likely will now result in the appeal being withdrawn by Mulvaney).
My understanding is that Mulvaney had his folks in place even before Trump made the announcement and locked down all computers. Emails etc.

When folks say that Trump plays 3D chess I tend to agree. This move only reinforces that opinion.


16 posted on 11/29/2017 5:18:03 AM PST by usnavy_cop_retired (Retiree in the P.I. living as a legal immigrant)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>>Mulvaney<<

This has to be Trump’s best appointment. Love it when he talks to the media. Quick witted - common sense


17 posted on 11/29/2017 7:12:04 AM PST by Pollard (TRUMP 2020)
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“My understanding is that Mulvaney had his folks in place even before Trump made the announcement and locked down all computers. Emails etc.”

and the rest of what you said are fascinating. did you read this somewhere (searching shows nothing so far), or do you have an inside source?

mrs. catnipman said she heard somewhere (maybe TV) that they actually had to remove English from the director’s office because she had already moved in ... (if true, i wonder if she went quietly or if they had to bring in a Federal Marshal or two ...)


18 posted on 11/29/2017 8:50:56 AM PST by catnipman ( Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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