There is a legal fight between President Donald Trump and Leandra English who thinks that it is her birthright or something to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Her lawsuit claims the outgoing director has that right and the President’s legal counsel says otherwise. When her lawyer was asked who was funding her lawsuit, things seem to get awkward. Read the response here.
As Written By John Sexton for Hot Air:
Allahpundit has convincingly made the case that the attempt to install Leandra English as head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau was a brazenly political act. The outgoing head of the agency, Richard Cordray, wanted to kick off his run for governor of Ohio by starting a public feud with President Trump. He appointed English and Trump appointed Mick Mulvaney, setting up a showdown.
Sunday, English filed a lawsuit trying to claim her place as head of the agency. There is every reason to think she has the losing hand in this battle, legally speaking. Indeed, she has already lost round 1, but the question remains: Who is paying to fund this political stunt? Tuesday, English’s lawyer, Deepak Gupta, was asked that question and struggled with his answer.’
I’m going to transcribe Gupta’s answer verbatim because it really is a spectacular face plant. Again, the question is “Who is paying your bill?” Gupta replied, “Well, uh, it’s, uh, it’s not, um, uh Miss, uh, English, uh-um, there are ethics lawyers we’ve consulted and we have a structure set up that complies with ethics rules.”
Pressed on why he can’t reveal who is paying for the lawsuit, Gupta replies, “Well, there’s an ethics structure that’s set up.” As Gupta keeps talking, eventually, one of the CNBC hosts interjects, “I don’t think he knows. Do you know who is paying for it Deepak?”
Gupta replies, “I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to be talking about that on TV right now. I think that’s something that should be addressed ……..
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