Jeff Sessions Out At White House
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After years of a contentious relationship with Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions has resigned from his position as Attorney General. The move comes with prompting from the Commander in Chief who has publicly shown disappointment, on numerous occasions, toward the former Republican Senator from Alabama. Sessions letter of resignation read in part, “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. I have done so to the best of my ability, working to support the fundamental legal processes that are the foundation of justice.” Trump became a staunch critic of Sessions after the long-time politician recused himself in the Russia investigation that has plagued the White House since 2016. Political analysts have long seen Sessions’ resignation or removal as inevitable. In a tweet, Trump announced Sessions replacement and thanked him for his services, saying, “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 …We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.” The move comes just a day after the 2018 midterm elections where Democrats gained 27 seats in the House of Representatives and regained control.