"At your request, I am submitting my resignation", Sessions wrote in the Wednesday letter to Trump.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Twitter he worries Session's exit could negatively impact Robert Mueller's investigation.
In a tweet, President Donald Trump named Sessions' chief of staff Matthew G. Whitaker as the new acting attorney general.
Sessions' removal is significant because, due to his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has overseen Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe. Trump belittled Sessions but, perhaps following the advice of aides, held off on firing him.
"Mueller has come up to a red line in the Russian Federation 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing", wrote Whitaker in August of 2017.
"According to NBC News, Voters Nationwide Disapprove of the so-called Mueller Investigation (46%) more than they Approve (41%)".
Record number of women win House seats in US midterms But while 51 percent of men believe the economy is on the right track, only 37 percent of women do, Reuters/Ipsos polling showed. The five-time congressman ran against Colorado's Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton to succeed Gov.
A Breaking Bad film is coming Series creator Vince Gilligan is driving the project, which Variety say will have "ties to the beloved series". Better Call Saul executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are rumored to be involved, too.
Lion Air jet had damaged airspeed indicator on last 4 flights The Lion Air investigation comes after Indonesia's government ordered an inspection of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes in the country. Black box data recovered from the crashed Lion Air jet showed the plane had an airspeed indicator problem on its four flights.
Sessions's recusal stems from the fact he was an active supporter of Trump's 2016 campaign. The president said Sessions' chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, would replace him for now, with a permanent replacement coming later.
Sessions' departure has been expected.
He continued: "We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!" "While the constitution grants the president the authority to dismiss his cabinet members, we will be keeping a close watch on the future of the special counsel's investigation and the impact of the appointment of a new Attorney General".
Subsequently, it was announced that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would no longer oversee the Mueller investigation.
Department veterans have expressed concerns that Trump's repeated public attacks on Sessions, the Justice Department and the FBI could cause lasting damage to federal law enforcement.
"Attorney General Sessions has selflessly dedicated more than 40 years to serving the people of Alabama and the nation", Cornyn said in a statement.
The ad fit into the president's near-daily attacks on immigrants and the caravan, which he has described as an "invasion". Fox also pulled the ad yesterday "upon further review", said its ad sales department president, Marianne Gambelli .
The win means that City are now top of the table, two points clear of Chelsea in second and Liverpool in third. That cushion over the chasing pack makes champions City [1.41] to make it two titles on the trot .
The 30-year-old posted a throwback picture of her sitting in her room with a bunch of Spice Girls pictures hanging on her wall. Geri, Mel C , Mel B and Emma will be embarking on the group's first tour since 2007-2008's reunion tour next year.
That's the type of statement that pisses me off in the locker room as a defensive player and we gotta have a conversation. As for the inconsistent snaps, he said: "It disrupts timing, but there's no excuse for how I played out there".
Republican candidate Ron DeSantis has defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum on Tuesday to become the next governor of Florida. During the campaign, Gillum repeatedly launched accusations of racism against DeSantis , which DeSantis firmly denied.
That, in part, led Banks to say the use of active-duty troops to defend against the caravan was unlawful on its own. The Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection agency have the mission of securing the borders.
But he has time on his side - Federer has already celebrated his 37th birthday while injury-plagued Nadal is 32. Rafael Nadal says he needs an operation on his right ankle and will miss the ATP Finals in London this month.
In the 2018 midterm elections, four states voted on various stages of legalization, whether medical or recreational. We do know that the proposal's passing doesn't mean you can walk outside and buy weed at this very moment.
A host of big clubs are rumoured to have approached Wenger , with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid considering hiring a new manager. When asked by Sky Sports about his return to football, Wenger said: "Certainly at the beginning of 2019".
Watts initially told police he strangled his wife in a rage because, after the couple had argued, she killed their two girls. Watts is represented by the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, which does not comment on pending cases.
Tlaib, 42, also has a history of breaking barriers: In 2008 she became the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature. While Omar campaigned on a similarly progressive platform, which calls for universal healthcare and tuition-free colleges.
Ron DeSantis narrowly wins Florida's governor race
DeSantis , meanwhile, was plagued by accusations of racism following remarks he made the day after his primary victory in August. Gillum said he paid cash for his share of a rental house shared with Corey and others in the 2016 Costa Rica vacation.
Tesla to Enter India by Next Year, Says Elon Musk
Similarly, in May, Musk had made apparent the challenges Tesla was facing when it came to executing the company's plans for India. In the Recode interview , Musk said he was willing to make a more "conventional" truck in the future if it will sell better.
'Red Dead Redemption 2' Missing Characters Bug Fix In the Works
Following the launch, curious fans began wondering how the non-player characters, or NPC for short, spend their time in the world. Not even 24 hours after its release, Red Dead Redemption 2 was being labeled the best game of the year, and trust me, it is.
MTV European Music Awards round up - CBBC Newsround
Rappper Joe Flizzow was named South East Asia's Best Entertainer at MTV's Europe Music Awards held at Bilbao, Spain this morning. MusiqueLa american singer Camila Cabello has been the big victor of the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday in Bilbao.
Armed men in Cameroon kidnap 79 schoolchildren
The men who identified themselves as the kidnappers said they would only release the children when they attain their goal. The CDC runs banana, palm oil, and rubber plantations in Cameroon's troubled southwest and northwest regions .