``Bair says Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner pitted Bair and Elizabeth Warren, leader of the not yet official at that time CFPB, against each other to make competing proposals for how to compensate homeowners and fix the mortgage servicers. When Warren was widely derided for overstepping her unofficial role and suggesting banks make $25 billion in principal write downs, Geithner never stepped up to explain he had asked for her input.''

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