Mick Mulvaney Goes To Work at CFPB – Leandra English Goes To Meeting W/ Senator Warren and Schumer…


Everything you need to know to understand the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau back-story is contrast against Mick Mulvaney and Leandra English today.   Director Mulvaney goes to the CFPB office to review the CFPB transition guidance, while Leandra English runs to a meeting on capital hill with Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Mr. Mulvaney is focused on the job and tasks at hand. Ms. English is focused on the internal politics within DC. ‘Nuf said.  Pretty obvious where each establishes their priorities.

Last night CFPB employee Leandra English (pictured above) filed a lawsuit to install herself as the acting director of the CFPB.  This action was despite the legal guidance by the department’s own top lawyer Mary McLeod who informed all CFPB employees that President Trump has the legal authority to appoint the interim director of the agency:


(Via Reuters) […]  Mulvaney and English both issued statements on Monday morning indicating they were in charge of the 1,600-employee CFPB.

English sent an email in which she welcomed staff back from the Thanksgiving holiday and signed off as “acting director,” according to a source.

But Mulvaney quickly installed himself in Cordray’s former office and stood his ground, writing an hour later:

“Please disregard any instructions you receive from Ms. English in her presumed capacity as Acting Director,” he said in a staff memo seen by Reuters. “If you receive additional communications from her today … please inform the General Counsel.”

Mulvaney also signed off as “acting director” and invited staff to pop by his fourth-floor office to “grab a donut.”  Mulvaney’s communications director tweeted a picture of him “hard at work as acting director” with the bureau’s transition briefing handbook on his desk.

English was due to meet later on Monday with senior Senate Democrats, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Warren, her office said.

As Mulvaney was getting settled in, the source told Reuters, CFPB general counsel Mary McLeod sent a memo to the CFPB’s legal division agreeing with the U.S. Justice Department that Trump had the power to appoint Mulvaney as temporary leader of the watchdog.  (read more)

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton reacts to Ms. English attempting to install herself as acting director for the CFPB:

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) tonight released the following statement on the recently filed lawsuit to install Leandra English as acting administrator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a rogue, unconstitutional agency. Leandra English’s lawsuit to install herself as acting director against the president’s explicit direction is just the latest lawless action by the CFPB.

She doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on, as her own general counsel has conceded and the Department of Justice has concluded. The president should fire her immediately and anyone who disobeys Director Mulvaney’s orders should also be fired summarily. The Constitution and the law must prevail against the supposed resistance.” (link)

The Daily Caller has a great write-up on the toxic political stew that exists within the CFPB as it was constructed by Senator Warren and Leandra English.  It’s quite an eye-opener into the workplace:

EXCERPT: People know Mulvaney, but who is Leandra English?

TheDCNF spoke to current and former employees of the embattled bureau about English and the culture she had created in her various positions.

Many former and current CFPB employees told TheDCNF about their reactions to English receiving the acting director position.

“Her rapid ascension within the CFPB and the series of promotions seems consistent with the CFPB culture, which is full of cronyism,” said one long-time former CFPB employee.

“It was surprising because many hard-working employees had to file lawsuits and grievances just to get promoted one step at the CFPB,” the former official told TheDCNF in an interview.

English, along with Warren, spearheaded a culture of secrecy within the bureau that appears to permeate throughout the agency and would later infuriate Congress.

Warren and the Democratic Congress housed CFPB inside the Federal Reserve, which is independent of Congress.

The transfer of CFPB into the Fed allowed the bureau to circumvent congressional oversight. Even its annual budget is outside of the regular congressional budget authorization process.

Sources within the bureau say English actively promoted that effort of secrecy early in the bureau’s actual operations.

Emails obtained by the conservative group Judicial Watch show English established meetings without any notification to the public and meetings that specifically barred press.

The Judicial Watch emails also show English was active in arranging private meetings with special interests that were largely liberal and progressive activist groups.

English was involved, for example, in organizing an Oct. 27, 2010, meeting that was led by Warren, who is now the Democratic senator from Massachusetts.

The participants of that meeting included Consumers Union, the AFL-CIO, PIRG and the National People’s Action. It was closed to press.

On Jan. 22, 2011, English helped CFPB hold another private meeting with Americans for Financial Reform, a pro-CFPB group with participants that constituted a Who’s Who of liberal activist groups.

The meeting included leaders from the AFL-CIO, the SEIU (Service Employees International Union), Ralph Nader’s PIRG (Public Interest Research Group), AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), Consumer Federation of America, Center for Responsible Lending, and Public Citizen. No press was permitted.

(Read More to include the astronomic costs)

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239 Responses to Mick Mulvaney Goes To Work at CFPB – Leandra English Goes To Meeting W/ Senator Warren and Schumer…

  1. ray76 says:

    CFPB – a particularly stinky and remote part of the swamp. Shut it down.

    Liked by 9 people

  2. brh82 says:

    This is one of the most fun threads! You folks just make me laugh and forget all the bad stuff there is to read some days. THANKS for being so terrific!

    Liked by 8 people

  3. Binkser1 says:

    Leftists corrupt everything and they also have the maturity and temperament of your average 2-year old.

    Liked by 8 people

  4. paulraven1 says:

    Why the hell isn’t she fired?

    Liked by 4 people

  5. ivanthenuc says:

    Reading about this agency just makes the blood boil – so much corruption and circumventing congress and hiding things – the big question this immediately brings to mind is where the blankety blank has the freaking republican congress we elected been these last 8 years? Why haven’t they screamed about this daily and done all they could to bring it to light???? They are so useless!!!

    Liked by 10 people

  6. das411 says:

    This sure would be an interesting place and time for Mulvaney to say something like “You know, I really can’t do my job without a clear and public audit of the Federal Reserve” wouldn’t it?

    Liked by 19 people

  7. yakmaster2 says:

    Has anyone heard WHY Cordray resigned? Was it the “revolving door” lure of big $$$ in the private sector? Was it pressure from Warren with the goal of her pet English becoming interim Director and then self-appointing herself for another 5 yrs. after that? I don’t know, but the timing on Cordray’s resignation seems odd when factoring in the inconvenient spotlight/controversy it triggered. Perhaps Warren and the Dems weren’t expecting POTUS to defy them by appointing his own choice for interim Director?

    Liked by 6 people

  8. jbrickley says:

    Mulvaney should fire her not Trump. It’s his job, she reports to him. I thought it was brilliant when he responded to all employees after her email and he brought Donuts! Brilliant move. He definitely has grounds to fire her immediately for the insubordination and usurping of power and running off the meeting with UpChuck and Pocahontas. Should wait till she tries to show up for work and security will stop her and walk her to her office carrying some empty boxes. Should make sure there are some cameras present. Then send another all employee email.

    Liked by 8 people

    • das411 says:

      lol he should just follow a simple 3 step process:
      step 1 – fire English
      step 2 – appoint Warren to be her replacement
      step 3 – disband the agency

      Liked by 5 people

      • jbrickley says:

        Apparently, due to the lawsuit she can’t be fired immediately but that doesn’t mean she should be allowed access to the building, the network, nor mobile email. Just disable all her access. She can still be paid until the courts make it official. Then you fire her. But Mulvaney doesn’t even need to see her face at the office, that’s for dang sure.

        Liked by 4 people

    • jbrickley says:

      Even better, after the lawsuit is settled, lock her up for all the dirty dirty crimes that will be uncovered once all the data and email is reviewed.

      Liked by 5 people

  9. Gadsden says:

    This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever heard of. This woman needs to be fired immediately and if she still persists in pretending to be the director, criminal charges should be filed.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      Gadsen, it boils down to the fact that a man who resigned had power after that act to even appoint anyone It sound like anyone off the street could do the same.


  10. Vince says:

    If they look, I am pretty sure they will find the same slush fund set up that Sessions closed down in the DOJ. Mulvaney needs to review all settlements with businesses.

    Liked by 5 people

  11. FrenchNail says:

    There is entitlement as WE know it, and entitlement as practiced in the Swamp! And we are the Big Losers in that game (In more ways than one). No Contest!

    Liked by 3 people

  12. jbrickley says:

    Mulvaney needs to immediately replace the IT manager with a loyalist and immediately freeze all data and ensure backups are not destroyed with a 100% data retention policy especially email. There will be no missing emails nor digital document destruction. No server wiping with a cloth, cough, or using BleachBit neither.

    No doubt there is criminal activity in there somewhere. Leandra English and Warren have been outplayed and with luck cornered in possible criminal conspiracies.

    Liked by 8 people

  13. auscitizenmom says:

    I heard somebody on Neil Cavuto, I believe it was, say that the first thing the CFPB did was refurbish their digs to the tune of 55 million dollars of our hard earned money.

    Liked by 5 people

  14. FrenchNail says:

    I am so glad she had the nerves to file a lawsuit before catching up on the definition of Discovery. This is going a Festival if this goes to trial. I cannot wait for her questioning on the stand if she is too stupid to take it. Let’s hear of the abuses and corruption of this so-called Federal Agency, That would pretty much take Warren out of the Presidential Race.

    Liked by 6 people

  15. Sporty says:

    How did this woman expect to get paid?


  16. thesavvyinvester says:

    So is this where all the one year stimulus money went that went on for 8 years. How much money got funneled into fellow traveler organizations for “outreach”. I want a full forensic audit, NOW… BTW, this org is under the Fed, no? So can Mulvaney bring in the Secret Service as his intetnal “cops? Let this lady make 2 more bad moves then Mulvaney can fire her…

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Watcher says:

    Just follow da money. Consumers didn’t get much of the multi millions $ judgments.
    Slush funds, unions, lawyers, politicians, is where I would look.
    And President Trump knows as a builder knows cost.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Best. Statement. Ever. The most dangerous person in a
      room full of politicians is the one that knows what things

      Small city anecdote: They renovated a cinder block
      building in YTG’s former city of residence. The building
      was, roughly, the size of a two car garage. The city
      owned the building and the land. The renovations
      consisted of adding a small rear deck with wheelchair
      ramp, 6 medium sized new windows, new sheet
      flooring, double front door, and a redone tar paper
      roof. They estimated the cost at……. 70 K.

      “On what planet would this cost seventy thousand
      dollars?” I asked .
      “You don’t know the costs involved.” They
      “I know very well what things cost. I have 4
      commercial building contractors in my family.”

      Someone finally bought my home afterwards.
      A year later a newpaper blurb appeared about
      the grand opening of that building. They named
      it after the former mayor, had a big blow out with
      The Indigo Girls performing. The article stated
      that the renovations had cost “slightly over
      one hundred ten thousand dollars.”


  18. G. Combs says:

    This looks like another Progressive Trap.

    The first prong, is if Mulvaney ousts English, the DemonRats will cry for impeachment based on President Trump’s TYRANTICAL overreach of his authority. (The reason English is talking to DemonRat Senators instead of staking a claim in ‘her office.’ )

    The second prong is if President Trump allows English to grab control the self-proclaimed independence will be grafted onto the law.

    The Banksters successfully pulled this same trick in 1950. Using the Administrations reluctance to make waves and disrupt the economy to grab control. (Note the Democratic Congress housed CFPB inside the Federal Reserve, which is independent of Congress only thanks to their 1950 trickery.)

    Excerpt from
    WRIGHT PATMAN (D) Chairman 1964

    “[…] In mid-August of 1950, however, the Federal Reserve raised the discount rate and short-term Treasury bills jumped toward 11/2 percent, although there were requests from the Secretary of the Treasury and the President for the System to continue a low-rate policy. It was later revealed by testimony of some of the Federal Reserve officials to committees of Congress that the Open Market Committee had held a meeting on August 18 and decided not only t o raise the discount rate, but to “go their own way” on the Government longer term bond rate as well, despite what the President, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the head of the Office of Defense Mobilization might do….

    Since the signing of the so-called accord, in March of 1951, this event has been widely interpreted as an understanding, reached between the Treasury and the Federal Reserve, that the Federal Reserve would henceforth be “independent.” It would no longer ” peg Government bond prices. It would raise or lower interest rates as it might see fit, as a means of trying to prevent inflation or deflation.

    These are understandings which have been grafted onto the accord over the years. Certainly, no such understandings were universal at the time the accord was signed. …. At the end of 1951, then, the Federal Reserve had both self-proclaimed independence, as a result of the accord, and an operational policy which aimed at maximum credit effects through minimum changes in interest rates….. the Federal Reserve people were quite sure that they could do a better job of running the country than the President, and with only slight increases in interest rates. … It then added another string to its bow- the “bills only” policy. … Henceforth when the Treasury issued bonds or medium-term securities, it was to dump these issues on the market and watch the natural consequences-first a drop in bond prices, then a gradual recovery as the market absorbed the bonds. Any private rigging or manipulations of the market were to go without interference from the Federal Reserve, as were any speculative booms or panics short of a “disorderly” market. The “bil1s-only” policy had only one reservation: The Federal Reserve would buy long-term bonds in the event that the Open Market Committee made a findings that the market was disorderly….

    Thirteen years have now passed since the accord and the liberation of the Federal Reserve. What have been the results? The major result is shockingly obvious. Interest rates have climbed steadily, with slight interruptions, during the entire post accord period. (See table 3.) The period has been marked, then, by a continual shift of income to the banks, other major financial institutions, and individuals with significant interest income. The rest of the country provided this income.
    [ full details starting on pg 103]

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Gadsen, it boils down to the fact that a man who resigned had power after that act to even appoint anyone It sound like anyone off the street could do the same.


  19. StanH says:

    This is exactly why we hired President Donald J. Trump. This is particularly stinky part of the swamp. There’s no telling how many extra constitutional agencies are at work corrupting the American system. Remember these nasty creatures admire people like Chairman Mao and his ability to simply dictate. This is a direct affront to our Constitutional Republic, against the law at best, treason at worst. People need to start heading for jail or dare I say the gallows. Our great country has been sold down the river. Let the cleansing begin.


    Liked by 9 people

  20. jas says:

    Alarm bells going off in my head. These people are definitely hiding something, and whatever it is it’s BIG. Sunlight is coming to the CFPB and the liberals are scared.

    Liked by 6 people

    • hypnotique59 says:

      There are never any consequences for our esteemed leaders. We are far to civilized for that. /s Just observe the last half century.


  21. patrickhenrycensored says:

    At hearing Monday in Washington, government lawyers asked for time to file arguments in the lawsuit filed Sunday by Leandra English, the former top deputy at the agency who was named to the role last week by departing director Richard Cordray. Trump responded by naming Mick Mulvaney, who reported for work Monday and occupied the agency director’s office.

    U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly granted the government’s request to file court papers.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. snarkybeach says:

    NPR had it’s own biased spin this afternoon. They interviewed a Georgetown Law professor on the legality of the President appointing Mulvaney to the CFPB. Of course he sided with the Swamp without mentioning the court cases that ruled it unconstitutional.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. safvetblog says:

    Gonna need a BIG bag of popcorn..:)

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Irisheyes says:

    I know I shouldn’t…i know I shouldn’t…..
    but I HATE these people!

    Liked by 4 people

  25. Rip Tide says:

    Just think how much money we can carve out of the budget! If this agency wasted 50mm dollars, and there are dozens more agencies like this one, wasting similar amounts of money…our money!!
    Dammit someone needs to go to jail already. Thank God for PDJT and his team!

    Liked by 5 people

  26. Summer says:

    OMG, after listening to the presser… this guy is brilliant. Elections have consequences, lol. Ms. English wants to be independent only from Donald J. Trump. We have not considered termination for her no-call-no-show YET, maybe she took a day off, I will find out tomorrow. If you knew how much power I now have without any oversight, you would be scared.

    I guess the mournful press was on the verge of tears. Hopefully, there was enough Kleenex in the room.

    Liked by 5 people

  27. jeans2nd says:

    From the Daily Caller story, Gupta, after opening up his own law firm, proceeded to hire away all the top guys from the CFPB to staff the law firm, while English promoted herself from job to job. Only in The Swamp.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Carrie2 says:

      Watcher, yep, with Mulvaney there will be a lot of employees dismissed and huge sums of money coming back to us! Just as Rex Tillerson has done as SofS. Complaints, gripes, but out the door they go to find another position which will be difficult because their skills are so lacking there will be no openings for robbers/criminals.


  28. Donna in Oregon says:

    Lucky for President Trump the Loons are so arrogant. The Loons appear to be genuinely flustered instead of the usual faux outrage. Especially Fauxahontus, she shakes like Parkinson’s when it’s real.


  29. Realist says:

    That Ms English is simply a POLITICAL HACK is now blindingly obvious and the corrupt undemocratic DemoncRAT plan to retain control of the CFPB is exposed in all its Political SKULDUGGERY . The plan of course was install Ms English as Acting Director then use all of their NORMAL delaying tactics to prevent the President installing his own choice as Director for as long as possible and t=in the meantime try to HIDE all the evidence of wrongdoing at the Bureau. One wonders just what it is they are so DESPERATELY trying to hide,.


  30. Diane says:

    Her rapid rise brings into question the se Hal relationship between the then director and assistant director. And why did he resign now?


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