Trump Wins: Judge Denies Obama Holdover's Suit Against Mulvaney Running CFPB

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In a somewhat unsurprising decision, President Trump won a legal fight over who gets to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (at least for now).

As Bloomberg reports, Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney can remain as temporary head of the agency, a federal judge ruled in rejecting a request to block the move fromLeandra English, who was named to the role by the departing director.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly in Washington rebuffed English, who sued to Nov. 26, contending she is entitled to the provisional post.

Kelly, who has been on the bench since only September, is a Trump nominee who previously worked for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and also served as a federal prosecutor.

The judge’s ruling came after hearing from both sides Tuesday.


A day earlier, attorneys for English and the Justice Department had spent about 40 minutes trying to persuade him.


Joining the fight on English’s behalf were about two dozen current and former members of Congress who told Kelly the president’s choice of his White House budget director to temporarily helm the CFPB threatened the agency’s ability to operate independently as designed.


Among those who joined in that filing, former U.S. Representative Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat who co-authored the Dodd-Frank legislation with former Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd.

As The Hill reports, the ruling clears the way for Mulvaney to run the CFPB until a permanent director is sworn in or English successfully appeals the decision.

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wisehiney's picture

“We're going to win so much. You're going to get tired of winning. you’re going to say, ‘Please Mr. President, I have a headache. Please, don't win so much. This is getting terrible.’ And I'm going to say, ‘No, we have to make America great again.’ You're gonna say, ‘Please.’ I said, ‘Nope, nope. We're gonna keep winning.’

MozartIII's picture

The only win would be if Trump terminated the agency.

political junkie's picture

Don't you think Mulvaney is working on that?

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Trump Wins: Judge Denies Obama Holdover's Suit Against Mulvaney Running CFPB

My response: The OBAMA holdovers probably scared to death of what Mulvaney will find. ''Pocahontas'' and the DEMOCRATS set the CFPB up I think?

I can't wait to see what Mulvaney finds in the CFPB if Wells Fargo is any indication. Probably more CORRUPTION and THEFT.

two hoots's picture

Only one should be paid.  

bamawatson's picture

that guy with the red x on his head scares me

Save_America1st's picture

Rush was talking about this bullshit scam "agency" on his show today.  So apparently these scumbags go out and fine companies tons of money for whatever bullshit they can come up with.  Then they donate the money to obama, hillary, and many other Demon-scums campaigns.  The Demon-scums will always "pay back" whoever was fined in some way shape or form as long as they keep getting elected.  It's a fucking money laundering/campaign donation scam.

All for the "good of the American consumers" of course, right? 

All these fuckers need to hang real high for all to see. 


MisterMousePotato's picture


Screw that.

Is she fired?


We lose.

mtl4's picture

Funny to see all these political hacks disguised as civil servants get a complete ass whooping.

Paul E. Math's picture

When did ZH turn completely into an alt-right propaganda machine?

'Fine companies tons of money'?  You know who those companies are?  They are the big banks and Wall st shit-bags who trick and trap you to death on any financial product.

But keep acting like financial companies are innocent parties being victimized by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

chemcounter's picture

You should ask why these companies/banks have not pressed the Constitutionality of the organization as a whole and get their"fines" returned. Probably has something to do with them being in bed with the Dems laundering political contributions as fines.

WAMO556's picture

methinks that is supposed to be a woman! Not sure though!!!

peippe's picture


with the headkick when she's down!

Feels like a Duke fraternity party up in here'ya!

she's gonna lawyer up i tells ya.   : (

cheech_wizard's picture

I was listening to NPR as I was traversing the states of Missouri and Kansas, and they had this buffoon on stating that English had an actual case.

But here is where it got cringeworthy. (frantic web search commences for link - 30 seconds later... found it)

LEVITIN: Yes, it is. The CFPB has a different structure than other agencies in the federal government. And that was a very deliberate move by Congress. Congress saw that the existing federal financial regulators, the bank regulators, failed to do their job to protect consumers from abuses in the financial sector that led up to the 2008 financial crisis. Congress saw that and decided that it needed to do something different. It needed to have a different kind of structure that would be less susceptible to political influence by the banks and that would be more responsive to consumers. And that was why this particular structure was created.

Standard Disclaimer: So rather than fix/fire/shoot/maim the existing Federal financial regulators, let's create yet another agency to do the job that others were already supposed to be doing. Just how completely FUCKED UP is that?

No Time for Fishing's picture

Unlimited funds, no profit concerns, the solution to every problem is more money, more people, more rules. If the solution doesn't work, ignore it or more money, more people, more rules. rinse wash repeat. 

MoreFreedom's picture

Just shows how the Obama bureaucrats are trying to get away with whatever they can.  It speaks poorly of them, Trump Derangement at best, or as you suggest, corruption.  And it shows one good reason or another they should get fired.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Trump Wins: Judge Denies Obama Holdover's Suit Against Mulvaney Running CFPB

My response: The tide seems to be turning in Washington DC as evidenced by the desparate acts of PROGESSIVE LIBERALS.


Remember, the INDICTMENT STORM is coming.

robertsgt40's picture

".... temporarily helm the CFPB threatened the agency’s ability to operate independently as designed"

Yuppr,  kinda like the Fed

bh2's picture

argued "she is entitled"

Exactly when did government employees discover they were "entitled"?

dunce's picture

He has frozen hiring and expansion.

junction's picture

This decision will be overruled, federal courts defer to Congressional intent, as in Congressman Frank's testimony.  The real question is why did Cordray resign now instead of next year.  Time enough in the spring to run for Ohio governor. 

Max Cynical's picture

How Obama is funding the anti-Trump resistance

The Obama administration’s massive shakedown of Big Banks over the mortgage crisis included unprecedented back-door funding for dozens of Democratic activist groups who were not even victims of the crisis.

An estimated $640 million has been diverted into what critics say is an improper, if not unconstitutional, “slush fund” fed from government settlements 

The payola is potentially earmarked for third-party interest groups approved by the Justice Department and HUD without requiring any proof of how the funds will be spent. Many of the recipients so far are radical leftist organizations who solicited the settlement cash from the administration even though they were not parties to the lawsuits, records show.

The Post has learned that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to force financial institutions it prosecutes to donate to third-party community organizers. More, penalties in such cases are deposited into the Bureau’s now-$170 million-plus Civil Penalty Fund, which has, in turn, channeled almost $30 million to “consumer advocacy” groups.

The Dreadnought's picture

+1 I-can't-take-this-much-winning

BuddyEffed's picture

Seems like policy is to drown in a bathtub the parts of government that doesn't benefit billionaires

SickDollar's picture

the person on the left with an "X" is that a boy or a girl or a tranny ? well deserve X symbol

aliens is here's picture

They'll sue again. DemonRats will always come up with a new trick. F yours thumb down.

Gardentoolnumber5's picture

Yep, it's how the Marxists roll. Put a measure on the ballot. The people reject it. Take said measure to activist judges and it is imposed on the people who rejected it.

swamp's picture

Winning. In other winning news:

Trump gave Trey Gowdy highest clearance to be able to review all documents pertaining to the last administration.

Trey's request for clearance was repeatedy denied by Obama, hindering even obstructing oversight and investigation.


GeezerGeek's picture

Will Gowdy turn out to be as feckless as Sessions has been thus far?

aliens is here's picture

What's with the thumb down? It's a legit question. Gowdy is nothing but hot air and Sessions belongs in a retirment home.

Racin Rabitt's picture

Gowdy vents hot air, yeah, but there's more. He'd like to do something and maybe now he will.

If Sessions doesn't take some of the stuff being shown to JD, then I'll be one of the first to wave him goodbye.

poeg's picture

If it wasn't for Gowdy, a lot wouldn't have received any kind of illumination at all. Give him a chance now that he can actually do something.

venturen's picture

Independent....of who? Created and run by and for democrats and their cronies with NO OVERSITE...and an unlimited FED budget! Trump drains another part of the swamp.

GeezerGeek's picture

Another slush fund of the blue section of the swamp dries up, at least for now.

MrSteve's picture

Just like the FED, "to operate independently as designed". Who makes this stuff up??

Bigly's picture

Dayum, she FUGLY....

Bubba Rum Das's picture

Well, then FUCK Leandra up the ass w/ Mark Zuckerbergs Asian Dildo #2!

Brazen Heist's picture

Speaking of Obozo, does anybody know what he is up to these days?

poeg's picture

No power and no teleprompter, a social visit.

lester1's picture

Barry has been smoking pot and playing video games with Sasha's boyfriend.

GunnyG's picture

Sucking Michael Obama's cock while getting tailpiped by Reggie Love's love.

Shibumi2's picture

I think the swamp goes all the way to China

Anderson Coopers Gerbil's picture

Princess Grey Beaver must be freaking. Can,t wait till they audit it and then watch the rats scurry

Zorba's idea's picture

What a fantasy audit it would be if this audit of a subsidiary of the Federal Reserve(FR) would become a backdoor to lifting the skirt all the way on the entire FR crime syndicate. Thats all I want for Christmas.

Anderson Coopers Gerbil's picture

I,m hoping that the portrait of Andrew Jackson behind his desk means somthing

lester1's picture





Bitch !