Judge Backs Trump in Pick to Run Consumer Agency

But the legal fight might not be over yet for Mick Mulvaney
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2017 4:29 PM CST
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, right, listens as President Trump speaks in the White House Nov. 28. Mulvaney also has been appointed interim chief of the CFPB.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – The White House just won a legal battle in the bizarre DC drama involving dueling directors at the same federal agency. A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Mick Mulvaney should be the interim chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, reports the Hill. Mulvaney, who also serves as the director of the Office of Management and Budget, had been appointed by Trump to fill the role on a temporary basis until a permanent director is named, but the outgoing chief had named a different person, Leandra English. Both showed up for work on Monday and claimed to be in charge. The judge's ruling, however, does not necessarily resolve the dispute because English signaled that she will continue to press the legal fight, reports the Washington Post. (Read more CFPB stories.)

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