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Mick Mulvaney's top communications aide, John Czwartacki, tells Axios Mulvaney's installation as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "could not have been smoother," and he has not seen Leandra English — the rival appointee for the position — all morning. Czwartacki has been photographically documenting the morning on Twitter.

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Elizabeth Warren says she will be meeting with English, who was outgoing director Richard Cordray's chosen successor, on Capitol Hill today. Mulvaney was Trump's pick, and English has filed suit claiming the position is legally hers. The CFPB's general counsel has said her opinion is that Trump has the right to fill the role.

Czwartacki confirmed that Mulvaney and English had issued clashing emailed memos to staff. He said Mulvaney was greeted at the front door by a member of the CFPB senior leadership, and that "it could not have been a smoother transition."

"I've not seen her," he said of English. "I've not seen anyone act as her proxy. I've only had cordial interactions with the staff so far.""All of the staff we have seen are treating Mick, appropriately, as the Acting Director. They've treated him with respect and complete constructive engagement."

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Venezuela suspends talks with opposition after Maduro ally extradited to U.S.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, in June. Photo: Gaby Oraa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A key ally of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro was extradited from Cape Verde to the U.S. Saturday to face money laundering charges in Florida, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: Venezuela's government called off negotiations with opposition officials that were scheduled for Sunday in Mexico in response to the extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman and financial fixer for Maduro.

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COVID-19 is the leading cause of death for police officers even though members of law enforcement were among the first to be eligible to receive the vaccine, CNN reports, citing data from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Why it matters: Nearly 476 police officers have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started, compared to the 93 deaths as a result of gunfire in the same time period, according to ODMP and CNN.

Virginia energy giant quietly boosts McAuliffe

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during a campaign rally on Oct. 15 in Henrico, Virginia. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe has sworn off money from the Richmond company Dominion Energy. But the utility has found more subtle ways to back McAuliffe's gubernatorial bid, records show.

Driving the news: Dominion's political action committee has donated $200,000 to a murky political group called Accountability Virginia PAC, a group with ties to prominent Democrats that's been running ads attacking Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin from the right.