The Transom, Ben Domenech, November 29, 2017

Judge denies restraining order to halt Mulvaney’s appointment as acting CFPB director. “The first round in the legal battle over interim leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau went to President Trump on Tuesday when a federal judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order to keep his choice for the job, Mick Mulvaney, from serving as acting director. But the attorney for the agency’s deputy director, Leandra English, who is supported by consumer advocates, maintained she is the lawful acting director, indicating the fight was not over in a case that raises constitutional questions and may be headed to the Supreme Court.” Secret donors are financing Leandra English’s CFPB lawsuit against Trump.   Consumer Bureau execs, workers gave 593 donations to Democrats, 1 to GOP.