Democrats Demand SEC Probe After Trump’s Tweet on Jobs Data

"If the president has indeed been using unsecured devices to communicate with associates, it represents a grave danger to US national security", said Sens. USA to honor temporary Taliban ceasefire Dems request threat assessment over Trump's cellphone usage MORE (Ore.) and Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetLawmakers request meeting with Amtrak CEO over funding for route Senate Dems to Mnuchin: Don't index capital gains to inflation GOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary MORE (Colo.) sent letters to the chiefs of three federal agencies and the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) regarding Trump's knowledge of the May jobs report released on June 1.

U.S. gains 223K jobs; unemployment at 18-year low of 3.8 %. They urged the SEC and CFTC to probe whether any person or company got the market-moving information before its public dissemination.

The senators also expressed concern that Mr. Trump or other White House staff might have improperly circulated the labor numbers beyond the group authorized to see them before they were to be released.

Government officials are prohibited from sharing this information until it is made public. "We must determine the extent of the president's leaking, its impact on the financial markets, and whether Trump's friends benefited from it".

The president's tweet drew criticism from some, who argued that it broke with protocol set by a 1985 directive requiring the executive branch to refrain from commenting on the information until an hour after it's released to the public.

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Top Democrats asked Thursday that the intelligence community do a threat review on President Trump's cellphone behavior after reports that he uses unsecured devices to communicate with friends and to post on Twitter.

While Trump-who, as per tradition, was briefed on the employment numbers the night before their release-didn't reveal any specifics of the jobs report in his tweet, he did say he was "looking forward" to its official rollout-signaling that the numbers were favorable.

Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, told CNBC that he didn't think Trump "gave anything away".

Trump, known to be a creature of habit, has reportedly disregarded requests that the phones he uses for his tweets and phone calls - which are issued by White House Information Technology and the White House Communications Agency - be inspected and swapped out monthly, calling it "too inconvenient", according to a Politico report.

"I don't think he gave anything away, incidentally".

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