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BREAKING NEWS: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

Matthew Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Session, will take over as Acting Attorney General

It took less than 24 hours after the midterm elections for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. The White House announced this afternoon that Session has resigned and Matthew Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Sessions at the Justice Department, will serve as the new Acting Attorney General.

Earlier this afternoon, President Trump was directly asked multiple times about shakeups in his Cabinet but chose not to answer about Session, saying, “he was extremely satisfied with his Cabinet.”

Sessions, who was the first U.S. Senator to support the President during the 2016 Presidential Primary, had recently fallen out of Trump’s good graces after he recused himself with regards to the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein remains in charge of that inquiry.

Throughout this year, President Trump has indicated multiple times that he wanted Sessions gone. However, with the midterms pending, multiple Republican Senators warned the President that they would not confirm a new AG if Sessions was let go. Now that the midterm elections are over, Sessions is officially done at the request of the President.

Here is the letter from the White House.

Photo Credit: Associated Press

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