WASHINGTON — More than four months after Freddie Mac's chief executive officer quit amid talk of frustration with government meddling, his successor, Charles Haldeman Jr., said federal involvement would not be a problem for him.

Haldeman said Tuesday that he understands the close oversight role the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which placed Freddie and Fannie Mae in conservatorship last year, must play as the government seeks to restore the two companies to health.

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