SESSIONS OVER: Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump's request

In his resignation letter, obtained by several media outlets and posted to Twitter, Mr Sessions makes it clear he was quitting at the president's request.

Trump will now go through the process of looking for his new Attorney General, and that person will have to be confirmed by the Senate.

US President Donald Trump has sacked his Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, one day after the Republicans lost control of Congress in the midterm elections.

Whitaker, who may now inherit Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe from deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, has written in a CNN op-ed that the inquiry into the Trump campaign is "going too far".

Sessions' job security has always been in question.

Mr Sessions was the first U.S. senator to endorse Mr Trump for president. Mueller will now answer to Whitaker, who will oversee the investigation. He will serve our Country well ...

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"According to NBC News, Voters Nationwide Disapprove of the so-called Mueller Investigation (46%) more than they Approve (41%)".

When asked about Sessions's future as attorney general at a wide-ranging press conference held earlier Wednesday, Trump ducked the question and said that, for the most part, he was extremely happy with his cabinet.

"Throughout his career, as a prosecutor, a Senator and as Attorney General, he remained steadfast in his commitment to the rule of law and his love of our great nation", McConnell's statement said. In another tweet, Trump thanked Sessions "for his service" and said "a permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date". "Sessions allowed the Department of Justice to function as the political arm of the Trump administration to undo fundamental rights that protect each of us, disregarding years of legal precedent and settled law". Trump has always been displeased with his decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

President Trump has been unhappy with Sessions for almost two years after he recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

Rosenstein has opposed firing Mueller, to Trump's chagrin.

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