By Isabel Togoh
….We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
Sessions‘ departure was widely expected to come soon after Tuesday’s congressional elections in which the Republicans retained their majority in the Senate but lost control of the House of Representatives.
Trump announced Sessions‘ departure on Twitter. Sessions said in a letter to Trump he resigned at the president’s request.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, operating under the auspices of the Justice Department, is pursuing a wide-ranging Russia investigation that already has yielded a series of criminal charges against several of Trump’s associates and has dogged his presidency.