Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general by Trump

Denver Post
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington in December. Sessions is going after legalized marijuana, rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country.

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country’s chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation.

Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation “at your request.”

Trump announced in a tweet that he was naming Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker, a former United States attorney from Iowa, as acting attorney general.

The resignation was the culmination of a toxic relationship that frayed just weeks into the attorney general’s tumultuous tenure, when he stepped aside from the investigation into potential coordination between the president’s Republican campaign and Russia.

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