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Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving the Trump administration after more than a year of public criticism from his boss, President Donald Trump.
  • Trump has repeatedly hammered Sessions for his decision last year to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.
  • Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, will serve as acting attorney general, Trump announced. Whitaker also will assume oversight of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign in that meddling.

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the “request” of President Donald Trump on Wednesday after more than a year of public criticism from the president.

Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, will serve as acting attorney general, Trump announced.

Whitaker also will assume oversight of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign in that meddling, according to the Justice Department. Read more

Read also: House Democrats likely to launch wide-ranging probes into Trump administration

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned under pressure

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns under pressure from Trump