Monday Morning at CFPB: Donuts and Two Bureaucrats Claiming They’re in Charge

From: Bloomberg

By Elizabeth Dexheimer

  • Trump has named one interim director, Cordray tapped another
  • Lawsuit has already been filed to decide who will take over


President Donald Trump last week tapped Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and a fierce critic of the bureau, to serve as temporary director — after outgoing CFPB Director Richard Cordray, a Democrat, named his chief of staff and long-time aide Leandra English as his successor.


Mulvaney arrived at the bureau’s Washington headquarters Monday morning carrying a bag of doughnuts. Meanwhile, English sent an email to CFPB staff stating that “it is an honor to work with all of you,” according to a person who received her note. In the email, she identified herself as acting director.

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