Muting the core of the agency\u0026#039;s mission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the controversial direction of Trump-appointed Mick Mulvaney has sidelined consumer protection and indicated \u0022deregulation\u0022 is the forefront of its purpose.The difference is displayed at the bottom of the most recent press releases from the agency.The first image below shows the mission statement as it appears at the bottom of two press releases dated Dec. 21:The second image is from the previous press release dated Nov. 24:\u0026nbsp;The new version puts \u0022by regularly identifying and addressing outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations\u0022 first and also leaves out the word \u0022fairly.\u0022Observers of the change took to social media to note and criticize the shift:Not a joke: Mulvaney literally removed the word \u0022fairly\u0022 from the CFPB\u0026#039;s mission statement. https://t.co/IaeyJbOo2l— Rachel Goodman (@rachelegoodman1) December 22, 2017Deregulating is now its main thrust. There’s still a nod to “consistently enforcing federal consumer financial law,” but hard to square that with Mulvaney’s early steps. Watch closely to see what the enforcement docket looks like.— Chiraag Bains (@chiraagbains) December 22, 20172/ It wasn\u0026#039;t good enough to just say \u0022by making rules more effective\u0022 as the previous description read. And it\u0026#039;s good to know that this is what Mulvaney (whose twitter handle I shan\u0026#039;t use) thinks is the agency\u0026#039;s primary mission, important enough to list first. Heckuva job Mick.— Adam Levitin (@AdamLevitin) December 21, 2017The shift came shortly after Mulvaney told his staff that he\u0026#039;d be adding to its ranks six Trump loyalists.Among the six, Ryan Grim reported for The Intercept, are \u0022John Czwartacki, who does public relations for the Office of Management and Budget, which Mulvaney also leads. Czwartacki will now do the same job at the CFPB, which, by statute, is supposed to be an independent agency that was created in the aftermath of the 2007-08 financial crisis.\u0022The staffing announcement drew the ire of CFPB architect Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). She wrote to Mulvaney: \u0022Your naked effort to politicize the consumer agency runs counter to the agency\u0026#039;s mission to be an independent voice for consumers with the power to stand up to Wall Street banks.\u0022Trump\u0026#039;s appointment of Mulvaney to serve as acting director of the agency following the resignation of Richard Cordray sparked a firestorm of outrage, as well as a lawsuit by CFPB deputy director Leandra English who, citing the law which created the agency, argued that she was the \u0022rightful acting director.\u0022 She\u0026#039;s appealing a district court\u0026#039;s decision to block her suit.Mulvaney, for his part, is still also serving as White House budget chief.