Sessions resigns as U.S. Attorney General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Sessions, a former senator from Alabama, resigned at the president's request, according to the New York Times.

He predicted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will "disappoint" mainstream media personalities, projecting the ex-FBI director will find no collusion between Trump and the Kremlin.

Trump, who has been sparring with Sessions for months, tweeted the news that Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become the nation's new acting AG.

Mr Sessions cited his role as a senior adviser to the Trump presidential campaign as the reason he would not oversee the probe and instead and appointed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the investigation.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has had a contentious relationship with Trump in the past, is now still overseeing the Russian Federation probe. Today, after a brutal midterm beating and facing the prospect of a dump of damaging indictments from the Mueller camp, the White House has asked for and received a resignation from Jeff Sessions. The president said Sessions' chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, would replace him for now, with a permanent replacement coming later.

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Donald Trump with Mr Sessions in December previous year.

Earlier on Wednesday, Mr Trump denied he would shut down Mr Mueller's team, but still labelled the investigation an illegal "witch hunt" that had spent "millions" of dollars.

"It should end, because it is very bad for the country", Trump told reporters. Trump never forgot it, and never forgave Sessions, whom he routinely derided from his perch on Twitter. "In my time at Attorney General, we have restored and upheld the rule of law -- a glorious tradition that each of us has a responsibility to safeguard". I believe, just today, the president indicated that he might want the Democrats in Congress to be investigated, it sounded like for criminal purposes, by the Justice Department.

Sessions had faced pressure from Trump and other Republicans for his recusal from the investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into alleged Russian election interference during the 2016 election. It's also worth noting that Graham himself has been rumored to be a possible replacement for Sessions. "But when everybody sees what's going on in the Justice Department - I always put "justice" now with quotes".

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