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Pelosi says Trump's reported debts are a national security issue

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) touches a pin on her jacket that she shared with former Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s debts reported by the New York Times on Sunday raised national security issues, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday, adding that the public deserves to know to whom he owes money.

Pelosi, in an interview with MSNBC, said it was not clear who held the debts and if it involved different countries, which could hold leverage over the Republican president: “To me this is a national security question.”

Reporting by Susan Cornwell and Susan Heavey, Editing by Franklin Paul