The CEO of the beleaguered mortgage giant Freddie Mac defended its record Tuesday against voices rising against it in Washington. U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass, has suggested the possible scrapping of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, both of which have been under government control since 2008. At a Detroit Economic Club luncheon in Southfield, Freddie Mac CEO Charles "Ed" Haldeman said he understands the frustration surrounding America's housing meltdown. "I totally get it," he said.