WASHINGTON — Fannie Mae’s chief executive on Wednesday repeated his assertion that the company did not threaten several large lenders for their involvement with the lobbying group FM Watch and questioned the need for a congressional investigation that some are demanding.

“We have done the inquiries necessary to stand behind our absolute denial” of any lender intimidation, Franklin Raines said at a briefing called to discuss Fannie Mae’s $2 trillion commitment to expand homeownership.

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