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Attorney General Session submits resignation at Trump’s request




D.C. – US Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted his resignation Wednesday morning – reportedly at President Donald Trump's request. 

"At your request, I am submitting my resignation," Sessions wrote in a letter released shortly after the news hit. 

Sessions' departure has been anticipated for a while, and it was widely speculated it would be after the mid-term election. 


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  1. I hope his replacement will be John Sweeney. He was a prosecutor in the Albany area for about five years. He was the executive director of the New York Republican Party for five years. He was a conservative congressman, 1999-2007. In Nov. 2016, he was the lawyer for Trump’s Michigan and Wisconsin recounts. In Jan. 2017, he was the lawyer for Trump’s transition.