Richard Cordray, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is in hot water after multiple records reveal he used a private device for official bureau business and did not properly record his messages.
The Daily Caller said they had a source submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for over a year’s worth of text messages, on official devices, between Cordray and CFPB staffers. The FOIA responded, saying from January 15th, 2015 to August 31st, 2015 , no records of any messages on “official” devices were found with Cordray’s name.
The source then contacted several CFPB staffers who were able to provide a month’s worth of messages they confirm are from Cordray to CFPB staffers, indicating he was using a private device for official work. The staffers said the initials (RC), as seen in the messages with David Bleicken, are messages from Richard Cordray.
The source followed up with the FOIA, which was also able to confirm the cell phone number associated with (RC) was Richard Cordray.
According to the Daily Caller, Cordray is allowed to use a private device as long as he keeps a record of official messages on the device, but in this case, the report indicates he didn’t.
The President is not allowed to fire the director of the CFPB, the DC reports; but a recent court decision ruled the organization “unconstitutional” for this very reason.
The Democrat from Ohio has been the head of the CFPB since 2012 and has been disliked by many Republicans for quite some time, according to the Daily Caller.
H/T: Daily Caller
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