White House Adviser Says Mulvaney’s Mission is to Blow Up CFPB

by Jeff Sovern

So reports Nancy Cook, in Politico. The adviser is not identified. Excerpt:

Mulvaney also has received accolades for his slow dismantling of the former CFPB, a brainchild of Elizabeth Warren’s that was created by Democrats in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and has long been a favorite target for Republicans.

“His mission was to blow that up, which he has. He is very well-suited to the chaos,” said a close White House adviser.

The article is about whether Mulvaney will become the next White House chief of staff, and the reference to "chaos" in the quote probably refers to the White House, not the CFPB.  

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