Obama: Europe turmoil threatens U.S. economy
June 8th, 2012
10:44 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama: Europe turmoil threatens U.S. economy

(CNN) - The threat of further economic turmoil in Europe threatens the U.S. economy, President Barack Obama said Friday in urging European leaders to enact plans to stabilize their economies.

Congress should adopt a jobs plan and other economic legislation to help counter economic "headwinds" from Europe holding back U.S. economic recovery, Obama said.

The United States will conduct "thorough investigations" into the leak of classified information, Obama said, making his first public comments on the controversy since several members of Congress called for an independent counsel to investigate.

"The notion that my White House would release classified national security information is offensive," Obama said.

Watch Obama's statement here.

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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. X liberal

    If you can't do the job blame someone else!! when will Obama take responsibility of his actions and big mouth!

    June 8, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  2. Malory Archer


    Why are we in a position to be threatened by Europe????


    Because the EU is heavily invested in the United States and they have been for decades. If they can't meet their debts to the U.S. we're screwed.

    June 8, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
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