Several staffers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have formed a resistance group they’ve named “Dumbledore’s Army,” The New York Times reported Wednesday.
It’s the latest sign of turmoil at the agency, which is locked in a leadership battle after its outgoing director and President Donald Trump both appointed successors to lead the independent agency.
Turmoil at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is ongoing nearly two weeks after President Donald Trump moved to place Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the independent agency.
In one example, a group of CFPB employees calling itself “Dumbledore’s Army” is seeking to quietly resist Mulvaney, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing a pair of sources. The reference is from the “Harry Potter” series in which “Dumbledore’s Army” served as a secret resistance force.
Other employees, some of whom are in senior leadership, have welcomed Mulvaney, even though he has publicly lambasted the consumer watchdog agency that was formed in the aftermath of the financial crisis. A CFPB official told Business Insider last week that senior leadership “unanimously” complied with Trump’s pick.
“All of the senior leadership is firmly behind Mulvaney,” they said. …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics