In the wake of the midterms shake-up of Capitol Hill, there’s yet another leadership crisis at the Department of Justice after Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the request of President Trump. “We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!” Trump tweeted. Pending a nomination and confirmation of a permanent replacement, Sessions will be temporarily replaced by Matthew G. Whitaker, the now former Chief of Staff for Sessions, who will serve as Acting Attorney General. Unlike Sessions, Whitaker has not recused himself from the collusion case and may well prove to be a force for House Democrats to reckon with given their agenda to target President Trump. Read more…
Here’s more from Breitbart…
President Donald Trump announced Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving his administration just moments after holding a press conference with reporters at the White House Wednesday afternoon.
“We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Sessions submitted his resignation to the president which he accepted. Trump said that Matthew G. Whitaker, the Chief of Staff for Sessions, would serve as Acting Attorney General in his place.
“A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date,” he said.
A copy of Sessions’ resignation letter said the move was “at your [Trump’s] request.”
Sessions wrote in his resignation letter to Trump that he was submitting it “at your request.”
“I have been honored to serve as Attorney General and have worked to implement the law enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part of your campaign for the presidency,” he wrote.