Attorney General Jeff resigned from his position as Attorney General of the United States on November 7, the day after the Midterm elections. chief of staff, Matthew G. Whitaker, will fill in as acting attorney general.
“Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president,” Trump told NYT, referring to himself. “How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the President.”
Sessions had not released a statement as of press time, but his resignation letter has been released. In it, he told the president that “at your request, I am submitting my resignation.” He touted his accomplishments during his term in the Justice Department, and concluded with, “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.”
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Trump thanked Sessions on Twitter after the announcement, writing,
“We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice. He will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States.