The woman who insists that she is the rightful acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is still at the job and is trying to get a court to void the presidential appointment of her acting superior.
According to a Washington Free Beacon report
, Leandra English filed another lawsuit last week seeking an injunction against Mick Mulvaney, who was appointed by President Trump to become acting CFPB director following Richard Cordray’s resignation. A U.S. District Court has already backed the Trump Administration in this matter, which stated it had the authority under the Vacancies Reform Act to appoint an interim director until a new director is confirmed by the Senate.
English, who was a political appointee by President Obama, reportedly showed up at the CFPB headquarters on several occasions, although her exact duties are not clear. And while Mulvaney stated he has yet to meet with her and insisted he has no intention of firing her, he has acknowledged sending her several emails warning her to cease identifying herself in internal communications as acting director and to resume the work "customarily performed by a deputy director." To date, English has not responded to Mulvaney’s messaging.
The hearing on English’s injunction is set for Dec. 22 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.