"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", Sessions writes. The president said Sessions' chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, would replace him for now, with a permanent replacement coming later.
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The president has repeatedly criticised Mr Sessions, a former Republican senator who was among the first to support Mr Trump's presidential candidacy. The news added yet another layer to previous reports that the president once speculated about why "my guys" at the "TrumpJustice Department" weren't doing more to shield him from Mueller's scrutiny.
On Wednesday evening, Mr Whitaker wrote a statement about his appointment but failed to address the Mueller investigation.
He said that reasonable people can agree with Whitaker's perspective on the Mueller investigation, but "I'm sure that's something that got the president's attention".
But everything changed when he recused himself from the Russia investigation after it transpired that he had failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials. Mr. Sessions' undated resignation letter was then sent to the White House.
Democrats capture US House majority in rebuke to Trump
Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Attorney General Mike DeWine defeated Democrat Richard Cordray in the race for OH governor. Some high profile senators are expected to be among that growing pool of candidates in the Democratic presidential primary.
In a sign of how Whitaker would handle the Mueller investigation if he does take oversight, he notably authored a piece for CNN last August, entitled, "Mueller's investigation of Trump is going to far".
It's unclear what Sessions's departure will mean for the ongoing election interference probe, led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
They also argued that Mr Sessions should be allowed a graceful exit after he doggedly carried out Trump's agenda on illegal immigration and other administration priorities.
But his decision is said to have made the president feel that he had been left more exposed to the ongoing Russian Federation probe.
Trump on Wednesday threatened Democrats over the possibility of new investigations, saying he'd take a "warlike posture".
He said he is sad to see some of his Republican colleagues unseated, naming outgoing Reps.
Rosenstein has also drawn heavy criticism from House Republicans for not recusing himself from overseeing the investigation, since he was involved in the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign.
United Technologies Corp. supplies the angle-of-attack sensors and indicator for the 737 Max, according to Airframers.net. Tjahjono said Flight 610 was intact with its engines running when it slammed into the sea 13 minutes after takeoff.
Alcohol and drug paraphernalia were found; however, TMZ reported the house was mostly "swept clean" before investigators arrived. Miller, 26, was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles-area home on September 7 and was declared dead soon after.
This is the exact rematch from Survivor Series previous year , where Brock Lesnar defeated AJ Styles in a hard fought battle. Today's match at Crown Jewel was Shawn's first since Taker retired him at WrestleMania 26 back in 2010.
There was some bumping and grinding for Game Winner on the way to victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Stormy Liberal was second in the Al Quoz Sprint in March and Roy H was third in the Dubai Golden Shaheen.
Apple executives said that from now on, its earnings reports would no longer specify numbers of iPhones or other products sold. It expects between $89 billion and $93 billion in revenue for its next quarter, whereas Wall Street expects $93 billion.
Some speculate Watts murdered his daughters before turning on his wife of six years when she returned from a business trip. Prosecutors said a possible death penalty was dropped with the agreement of victims' family members.
Star Sports 1, Star Sports Tamil and Star Sports Hindi will provide live television coverage of the match in India . Twenty-four hours ahead of the match, BCCI announced a 12-member squad for the game which had Krunal Pandya in it.
The early voting totals don't tell us if a person who has voted in three straight Democratic primaries has had a change of heart. Among some polling sites with issues was P.S. 81 in Riverdale, where scanners were down starting at around 3:30 p.m.
Kemp is in a close race against Stacey Abrams , the former minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives. The hotly contested Georgia governor's race has garnered national attention and is now neck and neck.
Emma Bunton says she once puked in Mel B’s mouth
While she's "very excited" now, it sounded like she and the other "girls" respect Beckham's decision to sit this one out. All five returned for a reunion tour in 2007 and a performance at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
These Women Made History in the Midterms
On Tuesday night Stevens, a 35-year old who served on Obama's Auto Task Force, won her race to represent Michigan's 11th district. The Democrat surged in the latter part of the year, polling neck and neck with Noem, but fell just short on Election Day.
A Third of People Think the iPad Pro Makes a Great PC
The A12X Bionic is a 7nm chip like the A12, but it's even bigger than its iPhone counterpart, featuring 10 billion transistors. Following in the footsteps of the iPhone X, Apple chose to ditch the Home button on the iPad Pro, replacing it with Face ID.
King Salman embarks on domestic tour amid Khashoggi crisis
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal attends the investment conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 23, 2018. He said King Salman assured him that those involved in Jamal Khashoggi's murder would be brought to justice.
Helicopter crash kills two Sam Houston State newlyweds
In the post, she mentions how "these two spent their last day on this earth celebrating with their most cherished loved ones". The helicopter had taken off a few kilometres away from the family ranch in Uvalde, Texas , where the ceremony was held.
Diablo Immortal revealed for Android and iOS mobile devices
The next Diablo game is not headed to the PC platform , and instead will land on Android and iOS for hack-and-slash fun on the go. We feel that they're passionate about the franchise ... and they put their heart into it just as we put our heart into it.