>> Markets and futures tumbling on worries over US President Donald Trump Wednesday. US share futures and the dollar slipping in early Asian trade after reports Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into Michael Flynn. It's raising questions over whether Trump could face obstruction of justice charges.
And investors are starting to ask whether Trump really can push through the stimulus they've banked on since his election. Add to that new but mixed US numbers sparking doubt over the American economy,S&P 500 Mini Futures dropped .5% in early trade, Japan's Nikkei also fell almost half a percent.
The White House turmoil also saw traders ditch the dollar against a number of currencies, especially the yen, and gold prices hit a two week high. The dollar dropped half a percent in early trade. In fact, its index against six major currencies has now fallen so far, the dollar has essentially given up all the gains it made since Trump's election last November.