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posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 06:17 PM
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Big Constitutional crisis unfolding.

The other day the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau quit and named deputy director Leandra English as acting director.

But wait.

Trump says He has the power to name an acting director !!

A law from the 1990s says so (the Vacancies Reform Act).

But the Dodd-Frank law passed later says different !!

So Trump names Mick Mulvaney as acting director.

Both people show up for work Monday and all Hell broke loose !!

Leandra English has filed a lawsuit and the Courts will have to decide soon.

In the meantime, Mulvaney is in charge until Trump names a new Director and the Senate approves the choice.

So WHO should be temporarily in charge ?

Showdown over top post at key watchdog agency


A showdown over the leadership of a major consumer fraud protection agency was underway Monday morning, as both President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the person tapped by its former director showed up to work.

Sunday night, lawyers for Leandra English, whom Richard Cordray named the effective acting director when he resigned on Friday, filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to halt the appointment of Mick Mulvaney, who serves as head of the Office of Management and Budget and is also named in the lawsuit.





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posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Sounds like its going to be a good scrap . getting popcorn now :>)



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: xuenchen

Sounds like its going to be a good scrap . getting popcorn now :>)


It could end up being a "jealousy" mandate !!




posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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Fake crisis, not happening. Silly D’s tried to promote one but it’s shot down.



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 06:27 PM
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Here's Elizabeth Warren commenting .....



Sen. Warren Says English's Plans at CFPB 'Exactly Right'

Possibly "worried" about Obama's law ?




posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

Big Constitutional crisis unfolding.

Trump says He has the power to name an acting director !!

A law from the 1990s says so (the Vacancies Reform Act).

But the Dodd-Frank law passed later says different !!



No constitutional crisis here. Just CNN doing what they do.

From the Dodd-Frank law:

subsection (a) of 12 U.S.C. § 5491 says that:
Except as otherwise provided expressly by law, all Federal laws dealing with public or Federal contracts, property, works, officers, employees, budgets, or funds, including the provisions of chapters 5 and 7 of title 5, shall apply to the exercise of the powers of the Bureau.

From the Vacancies Reform Act (a federal law):

subsection (a) of 5 U.S.C. § 3345 says that:
If an officer of an Executive agency . . . whose appointment to office is required to be made by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, dies, resigns, or is otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the office —

(2) notwithstanding paragraph (1), the President (and only the President) may direct a person who serves in an office for which appointment is required to be made by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to perform the functions and duties of the vacant office temporarily in an acting capacity subject to the time limitations of section 3346. . . .


I think that pretty much settles the dispute but we shall see.
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posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

It would be profoundly ridiculous for any law, including Dodd-Frank, to assign selection of one's replacement (even on a temporary basis) to an exiting official. I mean, seriously, consider the implications of such a concept. If the official were to resign while under some manner of federal scrutiny or investigation, he or she could effectively save their own ass (or at least cover their tracks) with a carefully selected replacement.

This has all the earmarks of lawsuit filing purely for attention whoring and hail Mary reasons by Ms English. Filing suits against previously normal issues has, after all, become an accepted form of virtue signaling these days.
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posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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Agree completely.

This is the section of Dodd-Frank that they're hanging their hats on:

12 U.S.C. § 5491(b)(5):
There is established the position of Deputy Director [of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau], who shall —
(A) be appointed by the Director; and
(B) serve as acting Director in the absence or unavailability of the Director.

Absence? Unavailability? lol Sounds like a vacation to me, not a resignation!

But, the main argument that the Vacancies Act has authority in this instance is in my post above yours.
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posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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Fake news... this will all be over in a matter of days and that “appointed” director will be out on their arse.


Just because ya hate him doesn’t mean you get to rewrite the rules.








posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 08:27 PM
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Interesting connections to Elizabeth Warren. No wonder she's po'd


English was a key aide during the agency’s first, formative year in office, and she helped set up the agency with now-Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as part of the Department of the Treasury’s “implementation team” that formed the bureau.



TheDCNF spoke to current and former employees of the embattled bureau about English and the culture she had created in her various positions.

Many former and current CFPB employees told TheDCNF about their reactions to English receiving the acting director position.

“Her rapid ascension within the CFPB and the series of promotions seems consistent with the CFPB culture, which is full of cronyism,” said one long-time former CFPB employee.

“It was surprising because many hard-working employees had to file lawsuits and grievances just to get promoted one step at the CFPB,” the former official told TheDCNF in an interview.



Sources within the bureau say English actively promoted that effort of secrecy early in the bureau’s actual operations.

Emails obtained by the conservative group Judicial Watch show English established meetings without any notification to the public and meetings that specifically barred press.

The Judicial Watch emails also show English was active in arranging private meetings with special interests that were largely liberal and progressive activist groups.


CFPB’s Leandra English Is A Pupil of Elizabeth Warren

Hmmmmm.

Sounds like "Swamp" material !!



posted on Nov, 27 2017 @ 09:46 PM
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posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Big Constitutional crisis unfolding.

The other day the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau quit and named deputy director Leandra English as acting director.

But wait.

Trump says He has the power to name an acting director !!

A law from the 1990s says so (the Vacancies Reform Act).

But the Dodd-Frank law passed later says different !!

So Trump names Mick Mulvaney as acting director.

Both people show up for work Monday and all Hell broke loose !!

Leandra English has filed a lawsuit and the Courts will have to decide soon.

In the meantime, Mulvaney is in charge until Trump names a new Director and the Senate approves the choice.

So WHO should be temporarily in charge ?

Showdown over top post at key watchdog agency


A showdown over the leadership of a major consumer fraud protection agency was underway Monday morning, as both President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the person tapped by its former director showed up to work.

Sunday night, lawyers for Leandra English, whom Richard Cordray named the effective acting director when he resigned on Friday, filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to halt the appointment of Mick Mulvaney, who serves as head of the Office of Management and Budget and is also named in the lawsuit.






Mick Mulvaney who Trump has appointed since it is his prerogative, is only going there to shut the whole thing down, you know it, I know it. Just one more reason for the 'Pocahontas' slobber from the President since he likely though Elizabeth Warren would have been interim director, at the same time of course Trump can obliterate another Obama initiative. I guess Trump doesn't like the actions that were coming against the payday loan sharks, (maybe he would be losing out?
Elsewhere Warren is going after Kushner and his partners Soros, Goldman Sachs, and Peter Thiel and Kushner's antics as a slum landlord under the watchdog's purview. No wonder Trump is going all out to mock her and close the watchdog down. Subtle as a house brick is Trump.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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originally posted by: smurfy
Warren is going after Kushner and his partners Soros, Goldman Sachs, and Peter Thiel and Kushner's antics as a slum landlord under the watchdog's purview


So, she's Circling the wagons? It will be fun to watch her censured again.



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