Attorney General Jeff Sessions handed President Trump his official letter of resignation Wednesday; stepping down from his administration just hours after American voters went to the polls during the 2018 midterm election.
“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 Presidency,” writes Sessions.
“Thank you for the opportunity, Mr. President,” he concludes.
Read the full letter below:
"Dear Mr. President,
At your request, I am submitting my resignation." pic.twitter.com/DwRXh5joPF
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BREAKING NOW: Jeff Sessions Resigns as Attorney General of the United States
Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially stepped down from his post Wednesday; ending months of speculation surrounding his political future inside the Trump administration.
“Jeff Sessions, once one of President Trump’s most loyal and trusted advisers before infuriating Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation, has resigned as attorney general at the request of the president,” writes Fox News.
“At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in the Wednesday letter to Trump.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
JARRETT: Sessions and Rosenstein Need to Leave DOJ After Midterms
Just weeks before Americans head to the polls to decide the direction of the country, all eyes turn to the political futures of senior DOJ officials Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein; with many inside the GOP and the media calling for their resignations after the high-stakes midterm election.
Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett is leading the charge; publishing an opinion piece demanding the senior Trump aides “leave their top jobs” this fall.
“Fortunately for our country, Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t have much more time left in his job. Once the Nov. 6 midterm elections are over, President Trump is widely expected to belatedly accept the letter of resignation tendered by Sessions in May 2017,” writes Jarrett.
“Hopefully, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will also leave the Justice Department when Sessions heads out the door,” he adds.
“Both Sessions and Rosenstein have done enormous damage to the Trump presidency, our nation and our system of justice. We will all be better off with them out of their jobs. As the old saying goes, ‘good riddance to bad rubbish!’” says the article.
Read Gregg Jarrett’s full article at Fox News.