The Gateway Pundit is reporting today that a whistleblower within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has come forward. According to her statement, falsified information was used against certain businesses, and then the money obtained by fines was funneled into left-wing groups.
The article reports:
In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former CFPB staffer Cassandra Jackson, accused the agency’s managers of “widespread racism and gender discrimination.” Jackson also accused the agency of forcing her to falsify evidence to justify fines against a pay-day lender.
…“I was specifically told to cite Ace Cash Express for a violation for which I had verified the company was in compliance and to state that Ace Cash Express did not provide, and that the CFPB did not receive, documents that would have satisfied the CFPB’s guidelines, despite having received that information from Ace Cash Express,” Jackson wrote to Sessions.
“I encourage you to initiate an investigation into this matter, as well as civil rights violations at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” Jackson said. “During my nearly five years at the Bureau, I encountered widespread racism and gender discrimination from management,” added Jackson.
The article concludes:
Everything from amassing secret ledgers to using penalties to ‘launder,’ funds into left-wing causes. Of course, because the CFPB operates independently of the U.S. Government, a full audit of the agency’s balance sheet have never been done. This sad reality may very well change under Mulvaney’s leadership.
The agency “Funnelled a large portion of the more than $5 billion in penalties collected from defendants to community organizers aligned with Democrats — “a slush fund by another name,” said a consultant who worked with CFPB on its Civil Penalty Fund and requested anonymity.”
Advocacy group, The U.S. Consumer Coalition, was the source of Jackson’s damning letter.
“Ms. Jackson is a dedicated public servant who believes in the mission of the CFPB,” said Brian J. Wise, president of the U.S. Consumer Coalition. “Unfortunately, her claims are all too familiar to the dedicated employees serving under the direction of CFPB management,” wrote a spokesperson for the organization.
Does anyone believe that had Richard Cordray been able to name the agency’s deputy director, Leandra English, to succeed him that any of these practices would have changed. Now because President Trump has appointed Mick Mulvaney, currently the White House budget director, as interim director of the CFPB, there is a chance that some of the questionable (if not illegal) practices of the CFPB will end. The CFPB is part of the swamp that needs to be drained.