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Fannie Mae Advocacy Ban Doesn't Stop Lawyer From Pushing Views

  • Executive, a Mnuchin ally, is said to urge overhaul by Trump
  • Fannie says it doesn’t lobby and hasn’t sought policy outcomes
U.S. Existing-Home Sales Rebound Even as Inventory Remains Tight

Photographer: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg

For nearly a decade, a top U.S. housing regulator has restricted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from trying to influence the raging debate over whether they should live or die.

But despite those limits, a top Fannie Mae executive has done just that over the past few months, quietly meeting with people inside and outside President Donald Trump’s administration, according to people familiar with the matter.