CFPB director’s chosen successor moves forward in challenge to Trump pick

The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will continue to fight the Trump administration by filing a preliminary injunction next week against President Trump’s pick to lead the consumer watchdog agency.

Leandra English, who was appointed by the exiting director to lead the CFPB, will file for a preliminary injunction against Trump’s conflicting acting director pick, Mick Mulvaney, according to reports based on court documents.

English plans to file by Dec. 5, Reuters reported.

Trump appointed Mulvaney, who is the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to act as director of the agency following former CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s resignation last week. But Cordray appointed English to direct the bureau as his deputy before he left.

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