Mick Mulvaney (on left) leaves the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  building in Washington on Monday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The White House brought doughnuts and diktats to an extraordinary public struggle for control of a banking watchdog on Monday as President Donald Trum(...)

Mick Mulvaney was appointed by the White House as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency he has described as a “sick joke”. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The White House is preparing for a legal battle for control of the top US consumer finance watchdog, with two rival acting heads expected to appear at(...)