FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2008, file photo, former Freddie Mac CEO Richard Syron, left, and former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd wait to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation’s foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2008, file photo, former Freddie Mac CEO Richard Syron, left, and former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd wait to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation’s foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2008, file photo, former Freddie Mac CEO Richard Syron, left, and former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd wait to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation’s foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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