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Donald Trump was elected to erase Barack Obama’s disastrous legacy as President.

But Obama’s shadow government is fighting back with unprecedented schemes to sabotage the Trump administration.

And Chuck Schumer just stabbed Trump in the back by supporting this coup against Trump’s authority.

Democrats created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank power grab.

Obama tapped Richard Cordray to lead the agency’s assault on free markets.

Republicans argued that the agency structure – its head could only be fired by the President and its funding was guaranteed by the Federal Reserve and not Congress – was unconstitutional.

Cordray resigned on November 24th to run for Governor of Ohio and Trump appointed OMB Director Mick Mulvaney – a conservative champion – to head the agency.

But Cordray claimed the authority to appoint his own successor and named Laura English – an Obama loyalist – as CFPB Director.

Obama’s shadow government set up a constitutional crisis as there are now questions as to who is in command of the CFPB.

This is a clear coup against Trump’s Presidential authority.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sided with the Obama-appointees insurgency against Trump in two disgraceful tweets.

 

The process for succession laid out in Dodd Frank is clear: Leandra English, not Mick Mulvaney, is the acting dir of @CFPB. By attempting to install Mr. Mulvaney as director, the Trump admin is ignoring the established, legal order of succession that we purposefully put in place.

 

 

 

 

The @CFPB should be led by someone who is committed to working around the clock on behalf of consumers, not by a part time director who clearly disdains the agency.

 

 

But Schumer is wrong.

The agency’s top lawyer sided with the Justice Department’s finding that Trump has the power to name the acting Director of the CFPB.

Politico reports:

“THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU’S TOP LAWYER SIDED WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OVER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S APPOINTMENT OF MICK MULVANEY TO LEAD THE CFPB AS A LEADERSHIP BATTLE OVER THE CONTROVERSIAL WATCHDOG AGENCY ESCALATED.

IN A MEMORANDUM OBTAINED BY POLITICO, CFPB GENERAL COUNSEL MARY MCLEOD SAID TRUMP HAD THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO NAME AN ACTING DIRECTOR TO THE BUREAU UNDER THE FEDERAL VACANCIES REFORM ACT.

“IT IS MY LEGAL OPINION THAT THE PRESIDENT POSSESSES THE AUTHORITY TO DESIGNATE AN ACTING DIRECTOR FOR THE BUREAU,” MCLEOD WROTE IN THE NOV. 25 MEMO TO THE CFPB LEADERSHIP TEAM. “I ADVISE ALL BUREAU PERSONNEL TO ACT CONSISTENTLY WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT DIRECTOR MULVANEY IS THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE CFPB.”

Trump is facing a never before seen rebellion in our government.

And officials like Chuck Schumer are encouraging resistance at all costs which is throwing the United States into chaos.

Trump is the legitimately elected President and under the Constitution he is entitled to act as such.

And that means Trump – and Trump alone – can name the heads of federal agencies.