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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

November 07, 2018  | 

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Jeff Sessions has resigned as attorney general effective immediately after being asked to do so by President Trump, sources told ABC News.

"At your request, I am submitting my resignation," Sessions wrote in an undated letter to the president.

The president tweeted that Matthew Whitaker, chief of staff to Sessions, will become the acting attorney general, reports Fox News. "We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well," he said.

Trump added: "We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date."

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Bill @ 11/7/2018 4:33 PM

It's about time! Hopefully Whitaker will do the job Sessions wouldn't and prosecute Killary and Obammie. Git 'er done.

Tom ret @ 11/7/2018 6:39 PM

It would be nice to get an attorney general who would finally give the Clintons and associates the scrutiny they deserve.

Anthony @ 11/7/2018 6:51 PM

AG Jeff Sessions appeared to be a gentleman, very professional, a nice man, but not a FIGHTER. Were he a fighter he would have called an end to the Mueller silly investigation after nothing was turned up after two years.

During a simpler and gentler time, he probably would make an excellent AG.

Arabian Cop @ 11/7/2018 7:00 PM

Not sure why multiple media sources say he was fired. He was asked to step down, and obliged. Doesn't seem like Trump would outright fire anyone either.

Tom @ 11/8/2018 4:48 AM

Consider this, Jeff Sessions is part of the Washington Elite, why would he change his status and do what was needed. He was never going to go after the elite in Washington, such as Waters, Clinton, Obama, Holder, Schultz or any other crook in Washington. Not only has he violate his oath of office he demonstrated where his loyalty lied and it was not with the President. He needed to go the day he recused himself.

Otj27yrs @ 11/13/2018 12:01 PM

Just my 2cents here but we should be done investigating Clintons, Obama, Trump, Russia, Kavanaugh and all of the other BS. We spend way too much money on what happened and who to cast blame upon in politics. If it is not going to change anything and make our country better quit looking back and lets identify what needs to be done and set about fixing it instead of trying to find out who to blame. Muller should have been given a scope and time frame instead of carte blanche to waste as much money and time as he wanted chasing down every rabbit hole that may or may not tie back to his original mission. Even though I am republican I blame republicans for the current keep investigating climate that all started during Bill's presidency. The lessons there should have been none of it really matters, nothing will change the outcome of the election its all just spilt milk. Stop the madness and start fixing and running the business of the country instead of trying to run it into the ground.

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