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Read Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Full Letter of Resignation

Read Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Full Letter of Resignation

MSNBC legal analyst Matt Miller said President Trump's appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general was "a red alert" for anyone trying to protect Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

This afternoon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent Trump his resignation letter.

The move came after Mr Trump repeatedly criticised Mr Sessions for recusing himself from an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential race.

Jeff Sessions resigned from his role as US attorney general in a letter sent to the White House on Wednesday.

"At your request, I am submitting my resignation", Sessions wrote in a letter to Trump on Wednesday.

Sessions should earn praise for honestly running his department in a fashion no Obama attorney general ever did: he didn't act as Trump's wingman, but as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was in the middle of giving his post-election spiel to reporters when the news broke of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' firing.

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Donald Trump with Mr Sessions in December a year ago.

When a TPM reporter asked if he was taking charge of overseeing the Mueller probe from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a DOJ spokeswoman said, "The Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice".

The departing attorney general also pointed to efforts to address the opioid epidemic with "new law enforcement tools and determination" and said they had seen results, but did not specify what kind. He will serve our Country well.

Donald Trump never liked the way Jeff Sessions couldn't kill the Russian Federation investigation - on account of being up to his eyeballs in it himself - and he always wanted to kick his caricature of an AG to the curb.

The New York Times is reporting that the President "forced out" Sessions for recusing himself in Robert Mueller's investigation, which is now picking back up after the midterms.

"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.

"A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date".


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