Items Tagged with 'ERIC BLANKENSTEIN'


  • Former CFPB official whose blog posts sparked racial scandal lands gig at HUD

    Trump appointee Eric Blankenstein will handle Ginnie Mae matters for HUD
    Eric Blankenstein was a senior official at the CFPB when racially charged blog posts from his past emerged, sparking outrage – and an internal investigation – at the agency last year. Now, Blankenstein has landed a new role within the Trump administration, joining HUD’s Office of General Counsel as a senior counsel tasked with working on Ginnie Mae matters.
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  • Trump appointee resigns from CFPB after blog posts spark investigation

    Eric Blankenstien will leave the bureau at the end of the month
    A senior official at the CFPB whose racially charged blog posts sparked outrage last year is resigning. In an email to colleagues, Eric Blakenstein said he is stepping down from his post to pursue an unnamed opportunity elsewhere, and the news has some on the other side of the aisle cheering.
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  • CFPB requests investigation into Trump appointee’s controversial blog posts

    Consumer groups call for resignation of Eric Blankenstein after racially insensitive comments emerge from his past
    Eric Blankenstein says he regrets the racially charged comments he blogged in his 20s, but that’s not enough to satisfy his bosses at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has asked an independent government watchdog to review the situation as a response to numerous calls for Blankenstein’s removal from his post as policy director.
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  • Top CFPB official regrets racist comments that caused agency uproar

    Eric Blankenstein says he’s committed to his job, despite calls for his dismissal
    An official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working hard to taper the backlash he endured last week when racially insensitive blog posts emerged from his past. Eric Blankenstein sent an agency-wide email to his colleagues on Monday expressing regret for his “poor judgment” and word choice, and stressing his commitment to carrying out the bureau’s fair lending mandate even though some are calling for his departure.
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