Lisa Heinzerling (Georgetown): The Legal Problems (So Far) of Trump’s Deregulatory Binge. Timothy Taylor on parsing Trump’s deregulation plans. Trump’s nominee for consumer protection is a big defender of dangerous products. Republicans are propping up scammers and cheaters. Swamp things: More than 50% of President Trump’s nominees have ties to the industries they’re supposed to regulate. The Mueller indictments aren’t stopping the GOP from pursuing its craven agenda: Trump is in hot water, but Republicans are still pushing forward his plans to cut taxes on the rich and defang the EPA.

Scott Pruitt doesn’t let investigations get in the way of his regulatory rollback. What rolling back the Clean Power Plan means for the US climate fight. Why gas the E.P.A. shifted on toxic chemicals? An industry insider helps call the shots.

From the Congressional Research Service, who regulates whom? An overview of the U.S. financial regulatory framework. Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Stanley Fischer says Trump’s push to deregulate Wall Street “may be taking us in a direction that is very dangerous”. Republicans want to sideline this regulator — but it may be too popular. Trump’s Wall Street watchdog undercuts a key consumer protection.

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