Senate Judiciary Committee chair wants answers on where all the mortgage settlement money went

Earlier this month, the Trump administration’s Department of Justice put a stop to an Obama administration tactic of dictating that some companies send settlement funds to unaffiliated third parties, a practice that Republicans criticized as a “slush fund” operation. Now, a top Republican wants answers on which organizations got the settlement funds, what the organizations did with the money, and wants the DOJ to potentially claw some of that money back.

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