November 28, 2017 / 12:57 PM / a year ago

Trump administration warns of disruptions in CFPB court filing

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The Trump administration has argued against a temporary restraining order that would block White House budget director Mick Mulvaney from assuming temporary control of the U.S. consumer watchdog agency, according to a court filing.

Mulvaney is being sued by the Obama-era appointee who argued that she is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rightful acting director.

“A temporary restraining order would radically alter the status quo, disrupt the orderly operation of the agency, and throw into doubt whether the CFPB, under the leadership of an Acting Director, is accountable to the President, or to anyone,” according to the filing in U.S. District Court in Washington late Monday. (Reporting by Michele Price and Makini Price; Writing by Doina Chiacu and Jeffrey Benkoe)

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