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Jeff Sessions Forced To Resign As US Attorney General By Donald Trump

By Isabel Togoh

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at President Donald Trump‘s request after enduring more than a year of criticism from a president enraged by his role.

The President has been angry with Sessions since his recusal from an investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential race.

….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.

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