Trump Administration Criticizes New Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Mortgage Fee

Wall Street Journal, Aug. 13, 2020–Andrew Ackerman (subscription)
The Trump administration criticized a move by mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Macto charge a new fee on certain mortgages, saying it would harm consumers. “The White House has serious concerns with this action, and is reviewing it,” a senior White House official said in a written statement late Thursday. “It appears only to help Fannie and Freddie and not the American consumer.”