On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions awoke from his nap and put in his letter of resignation at the request of the president.
Sessions, once was one of President Trump’s most loyal and trusted advisers before getting on his bad side after his recusal from the Russia investigation. (Video Below)
“At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in the Wednesday letter to Trump.
The President tweeted that Matthew Whitaker, who currently serves as chief of staff to Sessions, will become the acting attorney general.
“We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well.”
President Trump added, “We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.” (Video Below)
For more than a year, the President has repeatedly lambasted Sessions over his recusal, saying he wouldn’t have installed Sessions as the country’s top law enforcement officer had he known his attorney general would recuse himself from the Russia probe.
In September, Trump said of his strained relationship with Sessions, “I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad.” (Video Below)
Herridge Obtains The Letter That Explains Why Sessions Resigned, Trump Reacts
Catherine Herridge Intelligence correspondent for Fox News obtained the letter and explains why Sessions resigned and she read his letter.
In his resignation letter, Sessions said he was “honored to serve” as Attorney General and said his Justice Department “restored and upheld the rule of law – a glorious tradition that each of us has a responsibility to safeguard.”
Watch Below as Catherine explains. Sessions’ resignation letter is below video, along with the President’s official tweets.
"At your request, I am submitting my resignation."
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 7, 2018
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President Trump’s Official Tweets:
….We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018