President Trump came forth this Wednesday to announce the official resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a shocking revelation that is likely to spark a firestorm of criticism following the aftermath of the midterm elections.
We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
Trump has repeatedly blasted Sessions after he rescued himself from the probe into Russia’s election interfaces and other alleged failures:
President Donald J. Trump
The White House
Washington, DC. 20500
Dear Mr. President,
At your request, I am submitting my resignation.
Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as Attorney General of the United States, I came
to work at the Department of Justice every day determined to do my duty and serve my country. I
have done so to the best of my ability, working to support the fundamental legal processes that are
the foundation of justice.
The team we assembled embraced your directive to be a law and order Department of
Justice. We prosecuted the largest number of violent offenders and ?rearm defendants in our
country?s history. We took on transnational gangs that are bringing violence and death across our
borders and protected national security. We did our part to restore immigration enforcement. We
targeted the opioid epidemic by prosecuting doctors, pharmacists, and anyone else who contributes
to this crisis with new law enforcement tools and determination. And we have seen results. After
two years of rising violent crime and homicides prior to this administration, those trends have
reversed?thanks to the hard work of our prosecutors and law enforcement around the country.
I am particularly grateful to the fabulous men and women in law enforcement all over this
country with whom I have served. I have had no greater honor than to serve alongside them. As I
have said many times, they have my thanks and I will always have their backs.
Most importantly. in my time as Attorney General we have restored and upheld the rule of
law?a glorious tradition that each of us has a responsibility to safeguard. We have operated with
integrity and have lawfully and aggressively advanced the policy agenda of this administration.
I have been honored to serve as Attorney General and have worked to implement the law
enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part of your campaign for the
Thank you for the opportunity, Mr. President.
. . .on B. Sessions 111
Here’s how Americans reacted:
You mean fired
— J Arm (@JArm0220) November 7, 2018
Tell all you know, Jeff. Bob will cut you a sweet deal!
— Julia Towe (@livinginthegar1) November 7, 2018
BREAKING: Jeff Sessions fired as attorney general. FIXED IT FOR YOU.
— Rickey B Smith, S.E. (@EmperorRbsnjax) November 7, 2018
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