BREAKING: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s Request


President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday that Jeff Sessions is out as attorney general.

MSNBC reported that Sessions handed his resignation letter to Trump at the president’s request — watch that coverage above.

The embattled attorney general has been rumored to be on the outs since the dawn of the Trump administration, when he drew the president’s fury after recusing himself from the Russia investigation. He will be replaced by Matthew C. Whitaker, his chief of staff, who will serve as acting AG.

Whitaker will take over the Mueller investigation, per ABC:

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny obtained Sessions’ letter of resignation:

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