Whatever you think about the struggle to control the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, doesn’t President Trump have any other candidates to run it? He put his White House Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney, in charge as the temporary director.

Aren’t we about to go into heavy budget negotiations in December with new continuing resolutions and budget adjustments and other shenanigans? And there’s still the ‘tax reform’ row going on. So who’s running the White House budget office? He can just shed his director?

I get that the president doesn’t like the CFPB and that Mulvaney is the most vocal critic that he has in the West Wing…but at a critical budget time…shouldn’t he be at the helm in the White House? OTOH, maybe it will make the White House even less effective in interfering in the negotiations on the Hill.

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