Jeff Sessions Resigns As Attorney General; Matthew Whitaker To Be Acting : NPR
Jeff Sessions, the president's earliest and most fervent supporter in Congress, stepped down as attorney general Wednesday after brutal criticism from the president, bringing an abrupt end to his controversial tenure as the nation's top law enforcement officer.
Sessions noted in his resignation letter to the president that he was stepping down "at your request."
President Trump wrote on Twitter after a marathon press conference at the White House that Sessions was out and that Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, would serve as an acting replacement.
I think the only surprise here us that Mr. Trump didn't do this much sooner. And again, no surprise, the calls for Mr. Trump to explain himself or that Mr. Whitaker recuse himself from any role in Mr. Mueller's investigation have begun.