WASHINGTON — An aggressive push by the Justice Department to investigate fair lending claims is prompting a backlash from bankers who claim the government is abusing its authority and contradicting findings by other federal regulators.

In part as a reaction to the financial crisis, the Obama administration has targeted banks for alleged redlining and other fair lending violations to an extent not seen since the Clinton administration.

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