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President Donald Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to shut down the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, The New York Times reports. “The President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation,” the White House said in a statement.
Global markets are in risk-off mode. Gold and Treasurys are rallying as US stock futures decline. Major indexes across Europe and Asia are in the red.