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.