Mick Mulvaney is the properly appointed interim director of the CFPB, Justice Department attorneys argued Monday.
In documents filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the attorneys asked U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly to reject the argument of agency Deputy Director Leandra English that she should be running the agency.
Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, was President Trump’s choice to run the CFPB after Director Richard Cordray resigned. Cordray had tried to install English as acting director before he resigned—citing a section of Dodd-Frank that says the deputy serves when the director is absent or unavailable.
English filed suit in an effort to block Mulvaney from taking control of the CFPB.
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