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Lawsuit challenges Trump's financial bureau appointment

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal credit union in New York City has sued President Donald Trump, saying his acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is "trying to minimize its existence."

The Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. It said the bureau created in 2010 after the 2008 financial crisis is an independent watchdog to protect consumers of the U.S. financial services industry.

The lawsuit challenges Trump's appointment of Mick Mulvaney, the White House's budget director, as its acting director.

It says Mulvaney doesn't like the bureau's existence and is trying to minimize it.

It asked a judge to declare Leandra English as acting director.

Similar litigation has already been rejected by a Washington federal judge.

A government spokeswoman did not immediately comment.