Court Sides With Trump on Consumer Agency Leadership
A U.S. District Court judge in Washington has ruled in favor of President Donald Trump in his bid to install White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Judge Timothy Kelly on Tuesday declined to stop, on an emergency basis, the president from making Mulvaney the acting director of the CFPB.
In doing so, Kelly ruled against Leandra English, the CFPB's deputy director. English had requested an emergency restraining order to stop Mulvaney from becoming acting director, claiming the position was rightfully hers.
President Donald Trump celebrated the ruling on Twitter, calling it, "A big win for the Consumer!"
English's lawyer said they are evaluating their legal options and deciding "how to proceed next."
Air Force: Failure to Report Texas Shooter's Domestic Abuse Conviction 'Not Isolated Incident'
The Air Force’s failure to report the Texas shooter’s domestic abuse offenses to civilian law enforcement was not an isolated incident, the military branch said Tuesday.
Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said Tuesday preliminary findings from a review after this month’s deadly shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by a disgraced former airman showed similar reporting lapses occurred at other Air Force bases.
The Air Force did not report the airman’s 2012 domestic violence conviction into the FBI's database, as required by federal law and the Pentagon. Authorities say that measure, had it been properly entered, should have stopped the shooter from legally buying the rifle he used in the massacre.
“Although policies and procedures requiring reporting were in place, training and compliance measures were lacking,” Stefanek said.
The Air Force said it has implemented corrective measures to “prevent future occurrences,” and will implement additional actions in the next few weeks.
Among the new procedures is a leadership requirement to verify that information from applicable cases is registered with the FBI's National Crime Information Center's Interstate Identification Index.
The disgraced former airman, Devin Kelley, murdered 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday. He shot himself in the head after being wounded by a neighbor and chased by the neighbor and police.