Trump administration fights its own agency in U.S. court

Trump administration fights its own agency in U.S. courtBy Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration took an unusual step on Friday in its efforts to defang the U.S. financial consumer watchdog created after the banking crisis, with the executive branch of the federal government telling a court that one of its own agencies is violating the U.S. Constitution. The Justice Department filed a brief opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s appeal of a ruling that its single-director structure does not hew to the constitution. The decision that the bureau appealed also said the president should have the power to fire the agency’s head at will.



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