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Countrywide VIP Loans Focus Of House Committee Subpoena

A congressional committee chairman has subpoenaed Bank of America for records on a VIP loan program run by Countrywide Financial. The subpoena demands BofA produce records, including e-mails, on loans received by government officials. This includes members of Congress, CNNMoney reports. "Countrywide orchestrated a deliberate and calculated effort to use relationships with people in high places in order to manipulate public policy," said Congresman Darrell Issa, R-California. He's chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. A BofA spokesman says the VIP loan program was immediately discontinued after the bank purchased Countrywide in 2008. Read the rest of the CNNMoney story here.