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BREAKING: Federal Watchdog Confirms CFPB Director Richard Cordray Is Under Investigation

Exclusive emails provided to NTK show that Richard Cordray possibly violated the Hatch Act.

In an email obtained exclusively by NTK Network, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel confirmed that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray is officially under investigation for potentially violating the Hatch Act.

The email, sent by the Special Counsel’s office Hatch Act Unit Chief, Ana Galindo-Marrone, indicated that Cordray’s “case is open,” and the office is currently conducting an “investigation.”

The confirmation of the investigation from the Special Counsel’s office came after America Rising Squared submitted a follow-up to their initial complaint that was filed on August 16th. In the follow-up, America Rising Squared cited the fact that Cordray had spoken at a Labor Day picnic that is typically reserved for political candidates as evidence that he violated the Hatch Act.

The Hatch Act applies to certain federal employees and prohibits them from engaging in political activity while serving in a formal government position.

Cordray’s name has been floated repeatedly as a candidate for governor of Ohio in 2018, and his possible steps towards running in that election while still maintaining his job at the CFPB have attracted scrutiny.