(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.