Sanders holds court in the White House briefing room. Photo: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump "wasn't a part of the decision-making process" surrounding Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's decision to step down Monday.

On a nationalized 5G network, plans for which Axios reported Sunday: "We discussed the need for a secure network. Right now we're in the very earliest stages of the conversation. There are absolutely no decisions made on what that would look like."

  • Did Trump express a desire to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller to his staff? “Not that I’m aware of,” Sanders said.
  • On Rep. Devin Nunes' FBI memo: "No one at the White House has actually seen the memo. If and when its time for the White House to weigh in, we'll do that through the proper protocol."
  • On Trump's confidence in Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein: "When the President no longer has confidence in someone, you'll know."

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Investors have nowhere to hide

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The massive losses in oil prices and U.S. and European equities were not countered by gains in traditional safe-haven assets on Wednesday.

Why it matters: The unusual movement in typical hedging tools like bonds, precious metals and currencies means they are not providing investors an asset that will appreciate in the event of a major equity selloff.

Kendall Baker, author of Sports
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A look inside sports owners' political donations

Data: ESPN/FiveThirtyEight; Chart: Axios Visuals

Sports team owners in the four largest North American leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) have donated over $46 million in federal elections since 2015, according to research conducted by ESPN and FiveThirtyEight.

By the numbers: Over the past three elections, $35.7 million of that money (77.4%) has gone to Republican campaigns and super PACs, compared to $10.4 million (22.6%) to Democrats.

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