After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Freezes Data Collecting, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands Reversal

A federal court last week again ruled in favor of Mick Mulvaney as the rightful head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which strengthens his hand on such issues as the recent decision to freeze data collection in light of cybersecurity concerns. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who conceived the idea of the consumer agency, which… Please follow and like us:

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Judge denies injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as consumer bureau’s acting director

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The judge sided with Mulvaney — President Donald Trump’s choice for the interim position — over Leandra English, the agency’s deputy director who has said she is the rightful acting director.… Please follow and like us:

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Trump says Wells Fargo won’t escape penalties in mortgage case

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump Friday denied a report that the federal consumer financial watchdog might drop sanctions against Wells Fargo & Co. for alleged mortgage lending abuses and said the bank could face even tougher penalties. Trump’s response was to a Reuters report that Mick Mulvaney — installed last month as acting director of the independent Consumer… Please follow and like us:

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Mulvaney already is making his mark on consumer bureau, and still sparring over its leadership

WASHINGTON—Mick Mulvaney is moving quickly to put his stamp on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency he has strongly criticized, even as he continues to spar with the deputy director over who is in charge. Mulvaney, the White House budget director whom President Trump appointed to the post Nov. 24, said he had already started… Please follow and like us:

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Mick Mulvaney seeks more Trump appointees to help him ‘refocus’ consumer bureau

Interim Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that he wants to bring more Trump political appointees on board at the agency as he pores over its books and considers halting dozens of pending cases targeting businesses. “We’re trying to get help over here,” Mr. Mulvaney told The Washington Times in an interview. “It’s… Please follow and like us:

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Trump’s pick for ‘watchdog’ agency sets hiring freeze

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget and President Trump’s selection for acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Photo: Flickr) WASHINGTON – White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says he has ordered a 30-day suspension on regulations and a hiring freeze at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau amid a contentious legal… Please follow and like us:

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Trump’s pick would violate consumer bureau independence: Lawsuit

President Trump’s move to put one of his own top lieutenants as the government’s top Wall Street cop would violate the independence of the agency, the man’s competitor for the job said in legal papers filed early Monday morning. Leandra English is trying to cement her position as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau… Please follow and like us:

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Koch Lobbyists and Opus Dei — Who’s Dropping in on Trump Budget Czar Mick Mulvaney?

One of President Donald Trump’s top cabinet officials has met with a long list of lobbyists, corporate executives and wealthy people with business interests before the government, according to calendars the Trump administration fought to keep secret. The calendars for Mick Mulvaney, the former South Carolina congressman who now runs the White House Office of Management… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Budget Director Calls President’s Budget “Compassionate

President Donald Trump’s budget director says the proposed government spending plan is the vision on which the president ran and that he actually is following through on his promises to the American people. Mick Mulvaney told NBC television’s Meet the Press Sunday that means “more money for defense, more money to secure the border, more money… Please follow and like us:

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