The roster of potential witnesses at the trial of President Trump's former campaign manager includes current and former employees of Citizens Financial Group, Banc of California and The Federal Savings Bank.
Two Democrats on the House Oversight Committee asked the panel's Republican chairman to issue a subpoena for documents related to Stephen Calk, whose bank made loans to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Trump officials have made clear their intent to reexamine how Federal Housing Administration lenders are cited under the False Claims Act, but whether that means lenders can rest easier is an open question.
The HUD secretary’s comment that such use of the False Claims Act was “ridiculous” may delight the mortgage industry but does not bode well for taxpayers or the federal government’s future fraud enforcement efforts.
Equifax continues work to add new security features and restore full access to The Work Number following a report highlighting potential security vulnerabilities in a browser-based portal of its employment verification service.