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Trump Confidant Lewandowski Calls for CFPB’s Cordray to Be Fired

  • Lewandowski says Cordray ‘all but running’ for Ohio governor
  • Republicans have said agency oversteps its consumer mandate
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Former presidential campaign manager Corey Lewandowski urged the Trump administration to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a sign that Republicans are stepping up attacks on the agency that’s targeted Wall Street conduct.

During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Lewandowski said without prompting that he wanted incoming White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to push for the firing of CFPB Director Richard Cordray, a Democrat mentioned as a possible candidate for Ohio governor in 2018.