DOJ ruling gives Trump upper hand in fight with Democrats over consumer bureau

by Stephen Dinan
November 27, 2017

President Trump acted quickly enough to install his own acting director as the head of the government’s chief Wall Street policing agency, the Justice Department said in a ruling late Saturday that appears to give the White House the upper hand in a developing battle with anti-Trump forces.

It’s unclear whether the ruling will be enough to head off a brewing constitutional crisis, with two different people now claiming to be the rightful acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The previous director, Richard Cordray, a decidedly anti-Trump figure and holdover of the Obama administration, announced a new deputy director Friday then sped up his own resignation, which would normally make the deputy director, Leandra English, the acting director.

But Mr. Trump countered hours later by quickly naming his own chief manager, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, as acting head of the CFPB.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • ONTIME says:

    Why was this a issue…..????…The Pres has the job of naming appointments not some little dingbat clerk….

  • Original Anna says:

    Since when does any gov’t person pick their replacement. It is usually done by passing gov’t tests for the little guy and person getting the job comes from the top three on the tests or by the President. What baloney, just another attempt by the democrats to distract getting anything President Trump wants done. If it goes to court I assume the judge will be a democrat or at the least a communist/socialist also.

  • bobnstuff says:

    In a few weeks it will make little difference but the agency was set up a little different to protect its head from the the president. Wall St. hates being limited on how much they can rip off the public and our President owes Wall St. so one more protection for the citizen gets stripped away. The funny thing is the people who will be hurt by this move are once again the people who put Trump in office. There will be a court battle and Trump & Company will lose as always but it makes no real difference, the agency will in the end be gutted and the consumers will lose.

    1. chw2000 says:

      I’ve change my mind about you, you’re not only a left wing liberal ass hole, you’re a communist. Why don;t you leave this country you ass hole? What a piece of shit you are.

  • Doug says:

    Leandra English was trained and indoctrinated by Liarawatha warren to create another “obama” roadblock for Pres. Trump, “both” need to be FIRED !!

  • Jose says:

    One more democ”rat” to get rid of in the process of draining the swamp.

  • CrustyOldGeezer says:

    The Constitution gives PRESIDENT TRUMP full power to fire any person under the Executive Branch.

    And holdovers from an ILLEGITIMATE pResidency are PRIME candidates for immediate removal.

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