Trump's Justice Department Abandons Defense of CFPB

, The National Law Journal


The U.S. Justice Department argued Friday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should be stripped of its independence, a reversal of an earlier stance that the president only had the power to remove the Obama-era agency's director for cause, not at will.

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  • Jonathan

    Bureaucracies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are an anathema to a free people. Limiting the right of review of its decisions and restricting the ability of the Executive to remove its head clearly violates any objective reading of the Constitution. This agency is anything but transparent. And as the old saying goes, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

  • Jerry

    I respectfully submit , that any Executive Action , Law , appointees [federal,ambassador ,cabinett , or other appointments} are UnConstitutional. In the aforementioned "cfbp" , it does not take a learned lawyer , to discern how dangerous this group can be.

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