The Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Leandra English is suing Donald Trump for appointing Mick Mulvaney as the temporary head of the agency.
Leandra English, who previously served as the Deputy Director, was promoted to the position of Acting Director after Richard Cordray resigned on Friday. However, shortly after Cordray's resignation, President Trump attempted to overrule the promotion by naming Mulvaney as the Acting Director. Mulvaney is the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and a CFPB critic.
English's lawyers filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Mulvaney's appointment claiming rules set by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform law entitle the Deputy Director to become the Acting Director if the position becomes vacant. Under those rules, the Acting Director would serve in the role until the Senate votes to confirm a permanent replacement.]
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