Trump undermines federal unit defending against housing discrimination

Source: David Dayen, The Intercept

Donald Trump stood before the nation and boasted about the lowest unemployment rate on record for African Americans. But just hours before his State of the Union address, his lieutenant and hand-picked head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, told staff in an email that he was seizing control of the unit responsible for policing anti-lending-discrimination laws.

CFPB Acting Director Mulvaney, in a previously unreported move, said that he would be making the Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity under his direct control, startling consumer protection and civil rights advocates and raising concerns that the office would be unable to carry out its mission — and that, indeed, that was the very purpose of the shift.

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