Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Washington dysfunction comes to a point in bureaucratic kerfuffle

FILE - Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's budget director, testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 24, 2017. Trump administration officials in November defended the president's legal authority to name Mulvaney to temporarily lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until a permanent successor is confirmed by Congress. (Al Drago/The New York Times)