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WH Probing 'Concerning' Leaks of Trump's Phone Calls

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President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

By    |   Thursday, 09 Feb 2017 05:31 PM

The White House is trying to plug the leaks that have led to "concerning" reports in the media about President Donald Trump's private calls to foreign leaders.

"We're looking into the situation, yes, and it's very concerning," press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday about the leaks, per The Hill.

"Some of them are done in a way that the release of that information is clearly a breach of a lot of protocols and laws," he said, adding Trump is alarmed his conversations have been made public.

"Of course he's concerned by it, the idea that you can't have a conversation without that information getting out is concerning," Spicer said, per The Hill. "We're trying to conduct serious business on behalf of the country."

In one case involving a January call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump paused to ask an aide about an arms-reduction treaty, called New START, before condemning the 2010 deal, Reuters reported Thursday.

"It wasn't like he didn't know what was being said," Spicer said, per The Hill. "He wanted an opinion on something, which is . . . very different."
 
In another case, a The Washington Post report on the president's call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed Trump called a bilateral agreement on refugees brokered by President Barack Obama "the worst deal ever" – and told Turnball their conversation was "the worst call by far" he had that day.

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