Trump, Cordray each designate an acting CFPB director

Setting up a high-stakes legal and political battle, President Trump and CFPB Director Richard Cordray each designated an acting director for the agency following Cordray’s departure Friday.

In a parting shot at the Trump Administration, Cordray announced he was resigning effective Friday and designated Leandra English as acting director of the agency – attempting to head off an effort by Trump to appoint an acting director himself. English is the agency’s chief-of-staff.

But Trump then designated Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to run the agency on an acting basis.

By Friday evening, it was unclear who was in charge of the agency.


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