Chapter closes at CFPB: Rebel appointee, chosen as end-run around Trump, to leave agency

Chapter closes at CFPB: Rebel appointee, chosen as end-run around Trump, to leave agency
Obama nominates Richard Cordray to head new CFPB, championed by Elizabeth Warren, in 2011. (Image: White House (Obama), Lawrence Jackson)

[Ed. – This was the woman outgoing chief Richard Cordray — now running around Ohio calling Republicans Nazis — tried to appoint in a preemptive move against the president.]

Leandra English, the Obama administration political appointee who tried to seize leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is leaving the agency and dropping her lawsuit against the White House.

The Associated Press reported English would resign from the CFPB next week, and will drop the lawsuit, which had so far been unsuccessful in court. …

Former Director of the CFPB Richard Cordray attempted to sidestep the executive branch by appointing his own successor at the agency when he resigned in the fall of 2017, and selected English, who was then his chief of staff. Cordray plotted to appoint English after discovering the idea on two left-wing websites.

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Even the general counsel of the CFPB, who was hired by Cordray, sided with the Trump administration…

English continued showing up for work, though it was unclear what she was actually doing.

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