US Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at Donald Trump's request

Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump's request

In an undated later, Sessions indicated Trump asked for the resignation.

"At your request, I am submitting my resignation", Sessions wrote to the president Wednesday according to CBS News.

Matthew G. Whitaker, Sessions' chief of staff, will now become acting attorney general, and he will also oversee the Russian Federation investigation that the president often refers to as a "witch hunt".

In late September, the New York Times reported that Whitaker was likely to replace Rosenstein as deputy AG because he's known for having Trump's vote of confidence. "The acting attorney general is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice", said department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores.

In August 2017, two months before Mr. Whitaker joined the Justice Department, he penned an op-ed for CNN arguing that the special counsel could cross a line if he began investigating the finances of President Trump and his family.

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Trump and Sessions had a falling out after the attorney general recused himself from Mueller's investigation.

Trump also mocked the House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, who is favoured to be the next Speaker from January 2019.

White House chief of staff John Kelly called Mr. Sessions before the president's news conference on Wednesday and asked for his resignation.

The move is an abrupt end to what had been a tumultuous tenure for Sessions, originally one of Trump's earliest and most loyal surrogates as an Alabama Republican senator.

Despite this warning, Romero was far from upset about Sessions' exit, calling him "the worst attorney general in modern American history". He will serve our Country well....

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The firing of the attorney general is no shock - but nobody expected it to come quite so soon after the midterms.

He has also publicly mused how one might go about eviscerating the Mueller investigation without formally disbanding the whole operation.

He predicted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will "disappoint" mainstream media personalities, projecting the ex-FBI director will find no collusion between Trump and the Kremlin.

"Bob Mueller is totally conflicted", Mr Trump continued but provided no evidence that the team led by Mr Mueller, a Republican appointed by Republicans, is biased against him. With Sessions out, his replacement would be in place to take the reigns in overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. For now, the Justice Department will be headed by Whitaker, who in 2017 penned an opinion piece for CNN in which he argued that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's possible obstruction of justice and his campaign's contacts with Russian Federation was "going too far".

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