Sessions submitted his resignation to the president which he accepted.
Trump repeatedly has said over the previous year that he regretted making Sessions attorney general.
"A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date", he said.
"According to NBC News, Voters Nationwide Disapprove of the so-called Mueller Investigation (46%) more than they Approve (41%)". "If Mueller is indeed going down this path, Rosenstein should act to ensure the investigation is within its jurisdiction and within the authority of the original directive".Читайте также: On election eve, Trump continues to play up military's role at border
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. "It's very sad", Trump said during a scathing interview with Hill.TV in September.
Special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in May. "We've already heard rumors on the wind about Sessions' tenure, so suddenly we could have a President that understands that if I control the Department of Justice, I control this investigation". Whitaker is a former US district attorney from Iowa.
Trump had frequently and publicly expressed his anger at Sessions for recusing himself from the Mueller investigation, allowing its responsibility to fall to Rosenstein.
Unlike Sessions, Whitaker is not recused from any campaign-related issues, as he was not part of the Trump campaign.
Sessions was an enforcer of much of the Trump administration's hardline approach on immigration and regularly praised the President's tough words on crime. "He is only authorized to investigate matters that involved any potential links to and coordination between two entities - the Trump campaign and the Russian government".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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