[Ed. – The old order changeth.]
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Leandra English announced Friday that she will drop her legal bid to be named the agency’s acting director.
In a statement provided by her lawyer, English thanked the CFPB’s career employees and said she would leave the agency, where she has not maintained a presence, in recognition of President Trump’s decision to nominate a permanent director.
Deepak Gupta, her attorney, said that he would move to end English’s appeal to be named the agency’s acting director.
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English had claimed that she was the rightful head of the consumer watchdog agency as part of a plot initiated by Richard Cordray, the Obama-appointed director who left in November, to keep a Trump appointee from taking over the agency.
Prompted by outside progressive activists, Cordray named English the deputy director just days before leaving office so that she, rather than a Trump selection, would be named acting director when he left.