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December 2016
Friday December 30th 2016
New filing in the Perry case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Fairholme doesn't agree with FHFA's interpretation of the recent El Paso decision, and a copy of Mr. Cooper's letter to the D.C. Circuit expressing that is (linked above)."
New filing in the Robinson case, click here to view.
2nd filing in the Robinson case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Three events occurred today in Ms. Robinson's appeal pending in the Sixth Circuit:
(A) Gerard J. Sinzdak, Esq., entered his appearance (Doc. 17) as another DOJ lawyer representing Treasury;
(B) the Clerk made a notation (Doc. 18) on the docket saying the "Mediation Office is no longer involved in this appeal"; and
(C) Ms. Robinson filed an unopposed motion (Doc. 19) asking the Court to extend the deadline to file her opening brief to Feb. 10, 2017.
Copies of Docs. 17 and 19 are (linked above)."
New filing in the Roberts case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Chang entered a Minute Order yesterday rescheduling the status hearing for 11:00 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2017."
How Wall Street could cash in on President Trump - The Week
What We’re Hearing: 10 Mortgage Firms to Keep an Eye on in 2017 – and Why - Inside Mortgage Finance

Thursday December 29th 2016
New filing in the Fairholme case (Sammons Appeal), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Federal Circuit entered an order today accepting Mr. Sammons' Supplemental Reply Brief."
Treasury Department Officials: Obama Supports ‘Explicit’ Guaranty on a ‘Defined Class’ of MBS - $FNMA $FMCC - Reddit
To Privatize (or Not) Fannie and Freddie, That is the Question - Inside Mortgage Finance
Fed buys $3.2 billion of mortgage bonds, sells none - Reuters
Fannie Mae Monthly Summary November 2016 - fanniemae.com
Will Trump Free Fannie And Freddie From Government Captivity? - Investor's Business Daily

Wednesday December 28th 2016
New filing in the Perry case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Howard Cayne at Arnold & Porter, representing FHFA, delivered a letter to the D.C. Circuit yesterday. Mr. Cayne advises the D.C. Circuit about a recent development in one of the cases cited by the Class Plaintiffs on page 6 of their Reply Brief (Doc. 1602880). The Class Plaintiffs told the D.C. Circuit in March 2016 that "[t]here is not a single Delaware case holding that shareholder claims based entirely on the breach of shareholder contracts are somehow derivative claims owned by the company, and any such conclusion defies common sense." In partial support of that statement, the Class Plaintiffs shared that the Delaware Chancery Court recognized in In re El Paso that "breach of a certificate of designation 'gives the investor a claim for breach of contract that the investor can assert directly.'" Mr. Cayne says the Delaware Supreme Court's review of El Paso undermines that statement. The Class Plaintiffs are likely to respond shortly that that's not exactly what Chief Justice Strine said in his concurring opinion in El Paso."
GSE 'Recap' Experiment Is Just a Sideshow - National Mortgage News
By Michael Bright. The article was originally published on 12/15 in American Banker.
No, the Future of Fannie and Freddie Is Not a 'Sideshow' - National Mortgage News
24 Days Out - Seeking Alpha
Why GSE Recapitalization Talk Is Premature - National Mortgage News
By David Stevens
The Insiders Already Cashing In on the Trump Presidency - The Fiscal Times
FHFA IG Notes Lack of Transparency in CSP Costs - Inside Mortgage Finance
‘Tis the Season… - Rocky Top Politics
The GSEs are not mentioned.

Tuesday December 27th 2016
Treasury Department Officials: Obama Supports ‘Explicit’ Guaranty on a ‘Defined Class’ of MBS - Inside Mortgage Finance
Here’s the U.S. Treasury’s plan to preserve access to mortgage credit - HousingWire
DRAFT SPSPA Restructuring Model
A Draft Proposal by The New Paradigm Society
thenewparadigmsociety@gmail.com
Posted with permission.
Wharton Prof. Reminds Us Of The Power Of Social Stereotypes - Fiderer on GSEs
Five Questions Facing the GSEs' Common Securitization Platform - National Mortgage News
Real estate industry favors Mnuchin’s GSE privatization proposals - Inman
Subscription required for full access.

Monday December 26th 2016
GSE Reform and a Conspiracy of Silence Part 2 - Scribd
By David Fiderer

Friday December 23rd 2016
Housing Groups Turn to Trump to Recapitalize GSEs - National Mortgage News
Boost the Economy by Scrapping the GSEs - National Mortgage News
Ethics questions loom over Trump HHS pick, Rep. Tom Price - MSNBC (video)
GSE discussion around 4:10
No Huge Changes in GSE Marching Orders for 2017, But Questions Raised About CSP Costs - Inside Mortgage Finance
Subscription required for full access.
We Can’t Risk Turning Off Housing Finance - WSJ

Thursday December 22nd 2016
GSE Reform And A Conspiracy Of Silence - Fiderer on GSEs
GSE Reform And A Conspiracy of Silence - Scribd
By David Fiderer
GSE Favorability Increases With Each Passing Day - Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
CBO Says Fannie and Freddie Should Raise G-Fees - Inside Mortgage Finance
Donald Trump’s budget director’s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bill would socialize risk and privatize profit - Salon
The Growth is Gone: Freddie Mac’s Portfolio Rate Drops - DS News
Exclusive: Sen. Corker’s Height, Business Dealings Hurt His Secretary Of State Chances - The Daily Caller
See the embedded document for discussions on the GSEs, or click here for a direct link to the document.

Wednesday December 21st 2016
Trump Names Carl Icahn as Adviser on Regulatory Overhaul - WSJ
The challenges of a Ginnie Mae-based approach to housing finance reform - HousingWire
Agency Landing Teams - greatagain.gov
Scroll down to 'Federal Housing Finance Agency'.
Allies Unite Under Truth: This Is Our Finest Hour - timhoward717.com
Senate to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Where do you stand on major housing issues? - HousingWire
Dem quizzes Mnuchin on foreclosures, ties to Fannie and Freddie - Washington Examiner
A Pathway to Shutting Down the Federal Housing Finance Enterprises - heritage.org
Freddie Mac Monthly Summary November 2016 - freddiemac.com
Freddie Mac Debuts First Seasoned Credit Risk Transfer Offering - marketwired.com
Fannie and Freddie Updates Including Duty to Serve, Risk Sharing, HARP, HAMP, ULDD, etc. - Mortgage News Daily
06/14/2013 - Carl Icahn Joins Bill Ackman In Bet On Fannie And Freddie - Forbes

Tuesday December 20th 2016
Making transparency great again in the Trump administration - The Hill
How to Get the Government Out of Mortgage Lending - Bloomberg
5 Big Mortgage Market Predictions for 2017 - The Street
A Challenge to a Ginnie Mae-Based Approach to Housing Finance Reform - Bipartisan Policy Center

Monday December 19th 2016
New filing in the Voacolo case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Contreras entered an order this afternoon dismissing Mr. Voacolo's lawsuit because, among other lapses, he didn't respond to FHFA and Treasury's motions to dismiss."
15 Facts About Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - Fiderer on GSEs
A Bullish Sign for Fannie and Freddie? Rep. Mulvaney as Trump’s OMB Director? - Inside Mortgage Finance
Trump’s tech summit was just the start of re-centering the economy - NY Post
A brief GSE mention.
Reps. Royce and Sewell Urge Alternative Credit Score Consideration by GSEs - Real Estate Rama
Trump’s Treasury Pick Moves in Secretive Hedge Fund Circles - NY Times

Sunday December 18th 2016
GSE Critics Ignore Credit Market Data - Fiderer on GSEs
Saving Fannie and Freddie - michellecelarier.com
Shut Down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and Unleash the Free Market - danieljmitchell.wordpress.com

Saturday December 17th 2016
Donald Trump’s Economic Team Continues To Align With His Billionaire Hedge Fund Advisor - The Huffington Post
Fannie Mae: This privatization will not be easy! - finanztreff.de
The article is in German. You may need to translate to English to read.
Whitney Tilson Excited About Reunion With Elizabeth Warren And Fannie Mae Shares; Sticks To Macro Cash Bet - Valuewalk

Friday December 16th 2016
Winding Down Fannie and Freddie Is Easier Than It Seems - WSJ
Willy William I$aac - The Truth About Fannie and Freddie
David Fiderer points out similarities from today's WSJ article and an American Banker article from 2012 - Twitter
Trump Administration - Valuing The Potential Outcomes For Freddie Mac And Fannie Mae Common And Preferred Stock Investors - Seeking Alpha
How to fix housing: Peter Wallsion - CNBC Video
Paulson Advantage Said to Pare Loss With Fannie-Freddie Rally - Bloomberg
Trump Picks Mick Mulvaney, South Carolina Congressman, as Budget Director - NY Times
Earlier this year Rep. Mick Mulvaney introduced The “Housing Finance Restructuring Act of 2016” which would end the Third Amendment Sweep and recapitalize the GSEs. Read about it here and here.
Rep. Mulvaney Questions FHFA Director Mel Watt - Youtube

Thursday December 15th 2016
A New Political Reality for Housing Finance - The Huffington Post
Fannie-Freddie Regulator Said to Plan to Stay On Under Trump - Bloomberg
FHFA Releases 2017 Scorecard for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions - fhfa.gov
Why Rising Mortgage Rates Won't Hurt Home Prices - Asset Securitization Report (video)
GSE 'Recap' Experiment Is Just a Sideshow - American Banker
By Michael Bright
Rep. Scott Garrett Meets With Trump Transition Team - WSJ
FMT Advisory Fannie Mae: Special Situations - fmtadvisory.com
From November.

Wednesday December 14th 2016
GSE Reform Advocates Ignore Risk Diversification - Fiderer on GSEs
Reposting from yesterday. Good read.
Fannie Mae: Why I Sold The Preferred And Own The Common - Seeking Alpha
Risk Transfer Alone Is Not a Viable Solution for GSEs - American Banker
Fannie, Freddie replace HAMP with new foreclosure prevention program - HousingWire

Tuesday December 13th 2016
New filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The government proposes that Judge Sweeney set the deadline for it to provide an explanation about why it should not be required to pay Fairholme's costs to bring the motion to compel at 21 days following after the Federal Circuit releases its decision."
2nd filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Sweeney entered an order this afternoon granting the government's request. The government's explanation is due 21 days after the Federal Circuit rules on the pending mandamus petition."
3rd filing in the Fairholme case (Sammons Appeal), click here to view - bankrupt.com
Peter Chapman writes, "Mr. Sammons delivered an Informal Reply Brief to Fairholme's Brief. Mr. Sammons shares a copy of a law review article asserting that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is an unconstitutional Article I court and urging the Congress to require takings claims to be decided by Article III judges.
The Clerk has indicated on the docket sheet that the Federal Circuit elected to construe Mr. Sammons' filing as a motion to supplement his Informal Reply Brief (Doc. 19) filed on Nov. 21, and that Fairholme and the government are free to respond to Mr. Sammons' latest filing by Dec. 23."
New filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Atlas has scheduled an Initial Conference at 2:00 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 30, in Houston, Tex., and a copy of a notice to that effect is (linked above)."
Make Fannie And Freddie Great Again - Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
Implementing The Let The GSEs Pay Us Back Act - Seeking Alpha by Wayne Olson
A small hedge fund that is killing it on the back of Trump's win just won the backing of a big-name investor - Business Insider
Freddie Now Using CSP After Release 1 Given the Go Ahead - Inside Mortgage Finance
FHFA Issues Final Rule on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Duty to Serve Underserved Markets - fhfa.gov
FHFA makes it official: Fannie, Freddie required to open credit box to "underserved" - HousingWire
It's Time for an Office of National Housing Policy - National Mortgage News
Why Trump’s administration could mean better days for marginal buyers - inman.com
How to Wake the Private-Label Securities Market from Its Slumber - Urban Institute
By Jim Parrott
GSE Reform Advocates Ignore Risk Diversification - Fiderer on GSEs

Monday December 12th 2016
A Welcome Reset - Howard on Mortgage Finance
Steven Mnuchin Meets Fannie and Freddie - Institutional Investor
By Michelle Celarier
The old "implicit-guarantee-of-GSEs-didn't-work-so-make-the-government-guarantee-
private-mortgage-securitizations" routine - Fiderer on GSEs
Good Luck Privatizing the American Dream - BloombergView
ELI5 On what grounds do previous Fannie and Freddie Shareholders believe they are owed profits? - Reddit
NAFCU letter to Congress on NAFCU’s principles on housing finance reform - cuinsight.com
Credit Unions Weigh in on GSE Reform - The MReport
GSE Buybacks Spiked Upwards in 3Q16. The Reason: The Ghost of Countrywide - Inside Mortgage Finance
Fixing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Will Trump Give Wall Street Another Gift? - Yahoo via The Fiscal Times
Compass Point Weekly Update - Compass Point
See 'Thoughts on the GSEs'
Rep. John Delaney on infrastructure - CNBC Video
GSE talk starts at 4:43.
Government Intervention in Housing Has Always Been Bad. Here’s Why Today Is No Different - The Daily Signal
Huge Value In Fannie Mae's And Freddie Mac's Common Stock - Seeking Alpha

Sunday December 11th 2016
“If you don’t read the newspaper… - The Truth About Fannie and Freddie
How To Play FNMA Stock & FMCC Stock & Likely GSE Reform - BNL Finance
Federal National Mortgage Association Fannie Mae : Cutting Fannie-Freddie loose - 4-traders.com

Friday December 9th 2016
New filing in the Pagliara v. Freddie Mac case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Without explanation, the Fourth Circuit extended the briefing schedule today so that:
(a) Jan. 17 is the deadline for Mr. Pagliara to file his Opening Brief and an Appendix;
(b) Feb. 21 is the deadline for Freddie Mac and FHFA to file their Responses; and
(c) Mar. 7 is the outside deadline for Mr. Pagliara to file a Reply."
GSE Net Worth Sweep Attracts Questionable Judgment - Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
Timothy Howard comments on Rep Ed Royce's GSE risk sharing bill - Howard on Mortgage Finance
New Bill Suggests GSE Reform is Forthcoming (FNMA) (FMCC) - Street Insider
Trump sold stocks, but what about his hedge fund millions? - CNN Money
Bill Ackman Comments on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - gurufocus.com
These are the same words from Pershing Square's third quarter investor letter.
Daily Pain - Macro And Commodity Thoughts - Seeking Alpha
Some GSE talk in the article and in the comments.
What We’re Hearing: Time to Merge HUD and the FHFA? / Short Covering Behind GSE Stock Spike? / The Quandary Over GSE CRT Deals / 387 Days Before Fannie and Freddie Run Out of Capital... - Inside Mortgage Finance
House bill would force more GSE risk transfers - Scotsman Guide
Timothy Howard comments on the recent Moody's report - Howard on Mortgage Finance
Raise Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Guarantee Fees and Decrease Their Eligible Loan Limits - cbo.gov
The Corruption of Bob Corker – Part 3 - Rocky Top Politics

Thursday December 8th 2016
New filing in the Fairholme case (Sammons Appeal), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Fairholme responded to Mr. Sammon's appeal earlier this week, the Clerk released a copy of Fairholme's brief this morning. Fairholme makes it clear that it does not challenge (and has no intention of challenging) the U.S. Court of Federal Claims' jurisdiction to consider its takings claim and urges the Federal Ciruit to affirm Judge Sweeney's order denying Mr. Sammons' motion to intervene."
2nd filing in the Fairholme case (Sammons Appeal), click here to view.
From 11/21/2016 - Appellant's Informal Reply Brief
FHFA Announces Successful Implementation of Release 1 of the Common Securitization Platform - fhfa.gov
Freddie Mac Implements Common Securitization Platform for Single-Family Mortgage-Backed Securities - MarketWatch
Freddie Mac Takes a Giant Step Toward a Single Security - The MReport
Obama's Bank Chiefs Face Fight With Trump Over Refusal to Leave Early - The Street
Short Takes: Putting Fannie and Freddie in Receivership? / Cashing Out of Gains on GSE Common. Anyone?... - Inside Mortgage Finance
How Donald Trump Is Helping Fairholme's Bruce Berkowitz Survive The Death Of Sears - Forbes
Mnuchin and Bove Tell FBN that the Fed Should End Fannie, Freddie Conservatorship ASAP - Valuewalk
Moody's: Privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac would cost "hundreds of billions" - HousingWire
Congress to consider bill requiring Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to offload more risk - HousingWire

Wednesday December 7th 2016
New filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Fairholme filed its reply this afternoon urging the Federal Circuit to dismiss the government's appeal from Judge Sweeney's Sept. 20 discovery order and dispose of this appeal at the same time it rules on the government's mandamus petition."
New filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
2nd filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "FHFA filed its Financial Disclosure Statement yesterday, and Mr. Cayne, FHFA's lawyer at Arnold & Porter, filed his motion to appear in Texas pro hac vice."
Housing and the Trump administration - CNBC Video
Featuring Tim Rood
The Golden Share: A Simple Solution To The Fannie And Freddie Situation Is Possible, But Not Easy - Seeking Alpha by Wayne Olson
Inside Word from @realDonaldTrump Economic Team Meeting - collingwoodllc.com
What's Ahead for Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Under Mnuchin? - zacks.com
GSE Investing For Dummies - Seeking Alpha
Your Place to Call Home: Who are Fannie and Freddie and why should I care? - stltoday.com
Fannie Joins Freddie in Delisting Debt from Irish Stock Exchange - National Mortgage News
Pershing Square Third Quarter Investor Letter - Pershing Square
GSEs are on page 9.

Tuesday December 6th 2016
Mechanics Of Decoupling GSEs From Net Worth Sweep - Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
Two Ways To Value The Freddie Mac Preferreds - Seeking Alpha
Privatizing Fannie And Freddie? Tread Carefully - Seeking Alpha
Taxpayers Have Now Made A $63 Billion Profit From Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Bailouts - Benzinga
Taking the Government out of Housing Finance: Principles for Reforming the Housing Finance Market - AEI
This was re-released today, although as @Ny1david notes, it was previously released in March 2011.
Gretchen Morgenson of the NY Times wrote a column... - Medium
Understanding Fannie Mae-Treasury Relationship Crucial - GuruFocus
A key Trump donor could make a ton of money from Trump's housing policy - Vox
MBA's Stevens: Don't overreact to Trump official - Scotsman Guide
Housing reform is the third rail of US politics - GlobalCapital
Fannie and Freddie – Kicked Out of Their Parents’ Basement? - Nasdaq

Monday December 5th 2016
New filing in the Piszel case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Federal Circuit granted the government's request for a 40-day extension this morning."
New filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
2nd  filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Atlas welcomed Ms. Varma and Mr. Katerberg from Arnold & Porter to her court this afternoon, and copies of her orders approving their motions to appear pro hac vice are (linked above)."
The $187 Billion Fannie-Freddie Bailout Is a Big Half-Lie - Fiderer on GSEs
Dick Bove: Mortgage market is a nationalized industry, not capitalism - Fox Business Video
Tim Rood on Fox Business News - Youtube
Fannie And Freddie: The Next Crisis Is Coming - Talk Markets
KBW bears not buying surge in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac - Seeking Alpha
Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac: Everything You Need To Know - Benzinga
Lawrance Evans: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac still in conservatorship - Federal News Radio (podcast)
Short Takes: What Goes Up, Must Come Down (GSE Share Prices)... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Berkowitz: Trump Treasury May Mean Independence for Fannie and Freddie - Valuewalk
Why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Are Down 10% Today - The Motley Fool
Prescription for a Responsible and Efficient Government - bencarson.com
Dr. Ben Carson discusses the GSEs on page 3.
MBA CEO: GSE reform won’t make Trump’s shortlist - HousingWire

Sunday December 4th 2016
Keefe Bruyette & Woods - The Truth about Fannie and Freddie
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac overdue for credit scoring update - The Columbus Dispatch
Don’t Hold Your Breath on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - WSJ
Freddie Mac steps in to help nonprofit investors preserve affordable housing - Star Tribune
The Technicians Playbook: Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Just Broke Out Of A Pattern 4 Years In The Making - Benzinga
Poor Gretchen on Fannie and Freddie - Calculated Risk Blog

Saturday December 3rd 2016
New filing in the Piszel case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "David A. Harrington, representing the government, asks the Federal Circuit to extend the deadline to file a response to Mr. Piszel's en banc rehearing request to Jan. 15, 2017."
Should Fannie and Freddie go private? - Youtube
Featuring Dick Bove and Charlie Gasparino
Peter Schiff Podcast - QE4 Is Going To Be Huge - Youtube
8:00  Mnuchin discussion begins
12:06 GSE discussion begins
16:42 GSE discussion ends
$FNMA & $FMCC - Best Execution Strategy & a Crash Course in Capital Structure - Reddit
Donald Trump Treasury Pick Wants the US to Sell Federal National (FNMA)/Federal Home (FMCC) Stakes - The Country Caller

Friday December 2nd 2016
New filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The government responded to Fairholme's motion to dismiss its appeal yesterday evening. The government asks the court to focus its attention on the mandamus petition rather than the traditional appeal. The government suggests that briefing in the appeal be stayed pending a decision in the mandamus proceeding because if the government prevails in the mandamus action, the government's appeal would be rendered moot."
New filing in the Robinson case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Ms. Robinson filed her Corporate Disclosure Statement (Doc. 15) yesterday confirming that she's not affiliated with any public corporation."
2nd filing in the Robinson case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Sixth Circuit sent the lawyers a letter (Doc. 16) today directing:
-- Ms. Robinson to file her principal brief by Jan. 11;
-- FHFA and Treasury to file their principal briefs by Feb. 10;
-- Ms. Robinson to file her reply brief by about Feb. 24;"
New filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Atlas entered an order this afternoon extending the time for FHFA and Treasury to file their motions to dismiss until Jan. 9, 2017, and allowing the parties to submit up to 200 pages of briefing."
Trump Treasury May Mean Independence for Fannie and Freddie - NY Times
By Gretchen Morgenson
Settling the Fannie Freddie Fiasco: Steven Mnuchin Reverse the Obama Administration Scorched Earth Litigation Strategy If They Hope to Privatize Fannie and Freddie - Forbes
By Richard Epstein
Fannie/Freddie investor deal sooner rather than later - Dick Bove - Seeking Alpha
My Advice To Treasury Secretary Nominee Stephen T. Mnuchin On Fannie & Freddie - Seeking Alpha by Wayne Olson
Berkowitz's Fund Soars in November Thanks to Steve Mnuchin - Bloomberg
Mortgage Finance and Taxing Wealth - Bloomberg
Why Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac's Common Shares Are Lottery Ticket Trades - Benzinga
How To Play FNMA Stock & FMCC Stock & Potential GSE Government Separation - BNL Finance
Treasury's agenda for Steven Mnuchin is already set - The Hill
Fannie-Freddie Debate Revived by Mnuchin Comments on Trump Plans - Bloomberg
Mnuchin Wants Fannie (FNMA)/Freddie (FMCC) Out of Government Hands, But Stocks Grossly Overvalued - Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - Street Insider
Bill Ackman has made close to $400 million on Fannie and Freddie - Yahoo
Washington Post Forced To Correct Hensarling About Face - timhoward717.com
Can a Former MBS Trader Successfully Privatize the GSEs? And What About the Government Guaranty? - Inside Mortgage Finance
What We’re Hearing: Will the GSE-Investing PE Firms Get Greedy?... - Inside Mortgage Finance
MBA’s Stevens Praises Trump’s GSE Reform Focus - National Mortgage Professional
More Bad News On Taxes - The Market Mogul
New Fannie Mae CAS Deal in the Works - DS News

Thursday December 1st 2016
New filings in the Robinson case.
Appearance of Counsel
Civil Appeal Statement of Parties and Issues
Appearance of Counsel
Appearance of Counsel
Appearance of Counsel
Appearance of Counsel
Appearance of Counsel
Appearance of Counsel
Peter Chapman writes, "The lawyers at Cooper & Kirk and Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, representing Ms. Robinson, and the lawyers at Arnold & Porter, representing FHFA, entered their appearances in the Sixth Circuit this past week, and copies of their notices (Docs. 6 and 9 through 14) to that effect are (linked above).
Mr. Cooper also delivered a Civil Appeal Statement (Doc. 7) to the Sixth Circuit this past week indicating that the question before the court is whether Chief Judge Reade erred when she granted FHFA and Treasury's motions to dismiss, and a copy of that Statement is (linked above)."
New filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "FHFA and Treasury filed an unopposed motion (Doc. 13) today asking Judge Atlas to extend the deadline for them to file their motions to dismiss to Jan. 9, 2017, and for permission to file oversized briefs."
2nd filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
3rd filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Two of FHFA's lawyers at Arnold & Porter filed motions (Docs. 14 and 15) today asking Judge Atlas for permission to appear pro hac vice."
Ding-Dong The Net Worth Sweep Isn't Dead, Yet - Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
The morning after for Fannie and Freddie - Cowen puts GSE reform odds at 65% - Seeking Alpha
Trump Treasury Secretary Vows to Save @FannieMae, @FreddieMac - collingwoodllc
Trump's Treasury Pick Says U.S. Should Get Out of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae - Fortune
Trump’s treasury pick gives hedgies 12B reasons to smile - NY Post
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac should be privatized, treasury secretary nominee says - Washington Post
The article includes this Correction: "An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Rep. Jeb Hensarling wanted to eliminate Fannie and Freddie. Hensarling wants to get rid of their government charters but not eliminate them as companies."
How Will Mortgage Insurers Benefit from GSE Privatization - TalkMarkets
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Rocks The World: Declares Fannie and Freddie Will Be Freed! - timhoward717.com
GSE Privatization Would Mean More Competition Between Fannie and Freddie - National Mortgage News
How Sallie Mae Went Private, And How Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Could Do The Same - Benzinga
Fannie and Freddie's fate depends on whether Trump goes with John or Jeb - Yahoo
By Bethany McLean
GSE Common Once Deemed Worthless, Now Has a ‘Market Cap’ of $43.15 Billion - Inside Mortgage Finance
Short Takes: Mnuchin Turned Down Fannie CEO Job... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Could a rollback of regulations be a boon for small business? - Fox Business Video
Start at 07:22. Rep. Darrell Issa states, "We have to stop doing many things, including using them as piggy banks."
[Video] The many challenges facing Trump on promised GSE reform - HousingWire
Why Preferred Shares May Be Preferable For Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Investors - Benzinga
2017: An Opportunity to Coordinate America's Housing Policy - usmi.org
What Will It Take to Privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? - National Mortgage News
Fannie Mae Prices Latest Connecticut Avenue Securities Risk Sharing Deal - fanniemae.com
Brown 'Open to Figuring Out' GSE Reform - American Banker
Subscription required for access
Treasury Nominee Mnuchin Promising on Volcker Rule and Fannie and Freddie - cei.org
"Mnuchin is also correct that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been in the government-run conservatorship for too long and should be released into the private sector. Yet this release must be done in a way that both respects Fannie and Freddie shareholder rights and gets rid of any explicit or implicit government backing of the two entities."
Reported net worth vs adjustment for non cash expense and subsequent '13 gains from @fhfa accounting manipulation via @aspit - Twitter
Japanese homebuilder, Sidwell Friends buying Fannie Mae headquarters - The Washington Post
A Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Background Check - WSJ
By Peter J. Wallison
Part Two: The Corruption of Bob Corker - Rocky Top Politics
The GSEs are mentioned.








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