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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

Resignation at the request of President Trump

On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially submitted his resignation to President Trump. “At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Session’s letter of resignation said, “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.” President Trump explained during a press conference earlier in the day that many administrations make changes after midterm elections, and he would be doing the same.

The President has appointed Matthew Whitaker, who was Sessions' Chief of Staff at the Department of Justice, to be the acting Attorney General. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will also no longer oversee the current federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2018 election.

Sources: ABC, AP, The Hill
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For Jeff Sessions to transfer into his next role without difficulty, and that he will be blessed by God in the next stage of his life.
  • For Matthew Whitaker to effectively lead the Department of Justice while a new Attorney General is chosen.
  • For President Trump to have wisdom on who best to appoint to be the new Attorney General of the U.S.