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Trump calls for probe into leak of intelligence on Russian election interference

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Trump calls for probe into leak of intelligence on Russian election interference


U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Heart in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into an evident leak of categorized intelligence from a briefing for lawmakers on Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, environment his sights on a leading Democrat.

Talking to reporters as he remaining the White House for a vacation to India, Trump mentioned he had not been briefed on intelligence that Russia was aiming to strengthen the marketing campaign of Democratic presidential prospect Bernie Sanders.

A congressional source told Reuters on Friday that intelligence officials have told lawmakers Russia seems to be partaking in disinformation and propaganda campaigns to aid each Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders and Trump, who is trying to find re-election.

Reporting by Jeff Mason Creating by Tim Ahmann Enhancing by Lisa Shumaker

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