Democratic U.S. senators seek probe after Trump’s payroll tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several Democratic U.S. senators on Friday called on federal regulators to look into potential data leaks after President Donald Trump last week tweeted what some viewed as a tip about the big monthly U.S. payrolls report before its public release.

The lawmakers, Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden, and Michael Bennet, expressed their concern about Trump’s comment and called for investigations in letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. They also wrote to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the White House Council of Economic Advisers, they said.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Andrea Ricci)