Jeff Sessions has resigned as attorney general in America
Big news coming out of Washington today.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Donald Trump.
News broke on Tuesday evening that Sessions would no longer act as America's top law-enforcement officer.
Trump has posted many tweets criticising Jeff Sessions in recent months, especially with regard to the Mueller investigation.
The President announced the news on Twitter, in a tweet that read: "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...."
A following tweet from Trump wished Sessions well and thanked him for his service:
....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
Trump has appointed Mr. Sessions’ Chief of Staff Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Sessions’ departure creates instant uncertainty not only at the Justice Department but also at special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. Mr. Sessions had recused himself from that investigation because of his role in the Trump campaign, but a new attorney general could oversee the probe.
The news comes on the same day that the President slammed a CNN journalist in a press conference, labeling him a "terrible person".