The president appeared to be pushing back against a report about his administration reviewing whether the bank should pay hefty fines for abusive mortgage lending practices.
Critics of the agency are exaggerating when they say the agency is “completely unaccountable” and adds little to consumer protection.
The case addressed a legal spat at an agency thrown into chaos as two acting directors publicly laid claim to the title of rightful leadership.
Writers from across the political spectrum on the conflict over the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
One Trump pick and one Obama holdover are publicly and messily fighting over control of the government’s top consumer financial watchdog.
President Trump named his budget director as the agency’s acting leader, moving to take control just hours after its departing leader had taken steps to install his own choice for acting chief.