24th February 01:05 AM
US attorney general fired by Trump
By Lena Reece
Thursday 08/11/2018
Donald Trump hits out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions in long-running feud [Photo: Sky News]

U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has been fired by U.S President Donald Trump, ending a long‑running feud with the president over the Russia investigation.

Sessions said in a letter to Trump yesterday: “At your request, I am submitting my resignation”. He took credit for reversing a violent crime

Trump said in a tweet that Matthew Whitaker, Sessions’s chief of staff, had been appointed acting attorney general and that a permanent replacement would be nominated.

 

Sessions, a former US senator for Alabama was one of Trump’s earliest supporters as a presidential candidate, but almost immediately ran into controversy in the new administration.

The president repeatedly attacked Sessions in public, including via aggressive tweets, after the attorney general recused himself in March 2017, within two months of Trump taking office, from investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

[Source: TheGuardian]

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