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    Breaking: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned

    According to the news, President Trump asked for Jeff Sesions to resign this morning. The Attorney General did as requested, submitting his resignation.

    More to follow on the breaking news.
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at Trump's request


    November 7, 2018

    Kaelyn Forde and Cheyenne Haslett




    Jeff Sessions has resigned as attorney general effective immediately after being asked to do so by President Trump, sources told ABC News.


    "At your request, I am submitting my resignation," Sessions wrote in an undated letter to the president.


    "Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as Attorney General of the United States, I came to work at the Department of Jusitce every day determined to do my duty and serve my country," Sessions wrote. "I have done so to the best of my ability, working to support the fundamental legal processes that are the foundation of justice."



    Charlie Neibergall/AP


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to speak at the Eighth Judicial District Conference, Aug. 17, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa.more

    Tensions developed between Trump and Sessions in March 2017, when Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation and Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein took over.

    Rosenstein soon appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to oversee the Russia probe, angering the president.



    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/atto...ry?id=59037350

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    We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well....









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    ....We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.


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    Wow. That was fast. I'm sorry to see this, because we all like Jeff Sessions.
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    It is questionable whether someone else will have the desire and the fervor to tackle illegal immigration in the same way as former Attorney General Sessions. He served us well in the Senate on this issue, too.
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    Chief of Staff, John Kelly, told Jeff Sessions this morning. Mr. Matthew Whitaker, Jeff Session's replacement for now as Attorney General, will be sworn in today.
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    Jeff Sessions Resigns as U.S. Attorney General

    Updated: Nov 07, 2018 01:59 PM CST

    Alex Pappas


    WASHINGTON (Fox News) - Jeff Sessions, once one of President Trump’s most loyal and trusted advisers before infuriating Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation, has resigned as attorney general.

    “At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in a letter to Trump.

    Sessions departure from the Justice Department is not unexpected, as the president has signaled changes to his administration after the midterms. But no one faced more rumors of an imminent dismissal than Sessions.

    For more than a year, Trump has repeatedly lambasted Sessions over his recusal, saying he wouldn’t have installed Sessions as the country’s top law enforcement officer had he known his attorney general would recuse himself from the Russia probe.

    In September, Trump said of his strained relationship with Sessions, “I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad.”
    Shortly after taking office, Sessions removed himself from the Russia investigation in March of 2017, citing his involvement as a high-profile surrogate and adviser to Trump’s campaign.

    The investigation into the Russian government’s attempted meddling in the election has hung over the president since he took office. Trump and his aides have denied any collusion with the Russians.

    In March 2017, Sessions announced his plans to recuse himself after reports surfaced detailing undisclosed conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign. Sessions has said he was acting in his capacity as a Republican senator from Alabama.


    At the time of his recusal, Sessions said he met with the “relevant senior career department officials” to discuss the issue.


    “Having concluded those meetings today, I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for president of the United States,” Sessions said.


    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein then took control of the investigation and decided to appoint Mueller to take over the probe because of his own role in Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey in May.

    That paved the way for former FBI Director Robert Mueller to take over as special counsel, something that upset the president.


    Trump’s falling out with Sessions was remarkable, considering the pivotal and trusted role the Alabama Republican played for Trump during the campaign.
    Sessions -- who bonded with Trump over their populist views on trade and immigration -- became the first sitting senator to endorse Trump in February 2016 when he announced his support of the New York businessman’s then-underdog campaign.

    The endorsement was seen as blow to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump’s conservative rival in the Republican race whose path to victory included a strong performance in Southern states. Trump won Alabama.

    Sessions went on to become one of Trump’s most outspoken and prominent surrogates during the campaign. A number of Sessions’ top staffers – including Rick Dearborn and Stephen Miller – took senior White House roles. When other Republicans abandoned Trump after the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape just days before the general election, Sessions stood by Trump.

    After Trump won the White House, Sessions, who faced no opposition in his 2014 re-election to the Senate, gave up a safe seat to become Trump’s attorney general.

    During his confirmation hearing, Sessions denied accusations from Democrats that he had made racially insensitive statements in the past. Though most Democrats voted against their former colleague, his confirmation was seen as redemption for Sessions, whose nomination for a 1986 federal judgeship was rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time.

    As attorney general, Sessions cracked down on illegal immigration, vowing to enforce federal law.



    https://www.fox16.com/news/politics/...ral/1579275882


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    The new Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has mentioned before that you could tamp down Robert Mueller through financial restrictions.

    Chuck Schumer calls for Mr. Whitaker to step aside.

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    Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general


    November 7, 2018

    Danielle Haynes



    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he was resigning at President Donald Trump's request.


    Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned effective immediately in a letter he sent to President Donald Trump on Wednesday.


    In the letter, Sessions said he was departing as head of the Justice Department at the president's request.



    "Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as attorney general of the United States, I came to work at the Department of Justice every day determined to do my duty and serve my country," Sessions wrote. "I have done so to the best of my ability, working to support the fundamental legal processes that are the foundation of justice."

    Trump said Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, would take over as acting attorney general.



    "We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!" Trump said in a tweet. "A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date."



    Sessions took the oath of office as Trump's first attorney general Feb. 8, 2017.



    The two butted heads when shortly after, Sessions recused himself from overseeing the Russia investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. His recusal came after it was revealed he didn't disclose a meeting with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during his confirmation hearings.



    Trump said he never would've nominated Sessions to be attorney general if he knew he would recuse himself. The president repeatedly took shots at Sessions over the probe during rallies, interviews and on Twitter.



    "The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn't tell me he was going to recuse himself...I would have quickly picked someone else. So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined...and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion!" he wrote on Twitter in June.


    Sessions' recusal left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee Mueller's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. With Sessions' departure, it's unclear if Rosenstein will continue in that capacity.


    Before serving on Trump's Cabinet, Sessions was a Republican senator representing Alabama from 1997 to 2017. He served as Alabama's attorney general from 1995 to 1997.


    "I am particularly grateful to the fabulous men and women in law enforcement all over this country with whom I have served," Sessions' letter to Trump said. "I have had no greater honor than to serve alongside them. As I have said many times, they have my thanks and I will always have their backs."


    https://www.upi.com/amp/Top_News/US/...6221541620050/



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    It is questionable whether someone else will have the desire and the fervor to tackle illegal immigration in the same way as former Attorney General Sessions. He served us well in the Senate on this issue, too.
    Not only is it questionable, it's probable. As you implied, Jeff Sessions has been an adamant fighter against illegal immigration for a long time. Personally, I find it almost impossible to believe that there is someone qualified out there that would attack the issue with the same dedication and commitment as Jeff Sessions.
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