Jeff Sessions Resigns as Attorney General at Trump’s Request
- Jeff Sessions has resigned as attorney general at the request of President Trump.
- Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, will serve as interim AG until a permanent replacement is confirmed.
- Sessions and Trump had a rocky relationship ever since Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation.
- In his resignation letter, Sessions took credit for reversing “two years of rising violent crime and homicide prior to this administration.”