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

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.

Trump 1 - 0 Resistance.


wisehiney Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:13 Permalink

“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.’

Save_America1st bamawatson Tue, 11/28/2017 - 18:47 Permalink

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.  

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Paul E. Math Save_America1st Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:59 Permalink

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.

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cheech_wizard GUS100CORRINA Tue, 11/28/2017 - 18:32 Permalink

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)… 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?

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Max Cynical MozartIII Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:31 Permalink

How Obama is funding the anti-Trump resistance… 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.

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swamp Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:16 Permalink

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.


venturen Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:16 Permalink

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.