Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns; Reports Say He Did So at President Trump’s Request

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the first sitting senator to endorse Donald Trump for president, is no longer in charge of the Department of Justice.

Sessions submitted his resignation in a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Wednesday afternoon.

Sessions’ resignation letter was delivered by hand to the White House after it was requested by President Trump earlier Wednesday.

In the letter, Sessions ticked off a list of accomplishments.

“Most importantly as my time as attorney general, we have restored and upheld the rule of law,” Sessions wrote.

“Thank you for the opportunity, Mr. President,” Sessions said in his closing.

Sessions’ departure from the Trump administration comes after more than a year and a half of public beratings from the president, who continually put the blame on him for special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian election interference.

When asked earlier about Sessions’ job security at a press conference Wednesday, Trump said he would rather answer the question later.

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SOURCE: Washington Examiner, Kelly Cohen