Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd announced he would release documents relating to his 2003 mortgage from Countrywide. It was reported last summer that he was on a VIP list at the now-bankrupt mortgage lender. Dodd also released a report from Cross Check Compliance, which analyzed mortgage rates at the time and determined he did not receive a below-market rate. Dodd drew flak last year for failing to release these documents earlier — at the time he said he was waiting for the Senate Ethics Committee to complete an investigation into the matter. Finally, Dodd announced that he is refinancing his home this year and will use a third party to negotiate on his behalf to prevent possible conflicts.