The presumptive GOP nominee responds to reports about former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson receiving a special mortgage loan through Countrywide’s chief exec in Monday Fox News interview.
“I think it suggests a bit of a contradiction talking about how his campaign is going to be not associated with people like that. Clearly he is very much associated with that.” Watch video here.
Comes after the RNC and McCain camps spend the day distributing press releases, quotes and opposition research galore on the issue. Read more here.
First on The Page: Obama camp — in its seemingly first response to the story — sends out talking points calling it “an overblown story about what appear to be completely above-board transactions.” Read them here.
Plus: Obama spokesman Vietor seeks to turn the tables: “It’s the height of hypocrisy for the McCain campaign to try and make this an issue when John Green, one of John McCain’s top advisors, lobbied for Ameriquest, which was one of the nation’s largest subprime lenders.” Read full statement.