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Sessions Resigns as Attorney General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer.

Posted: Nov 7, 2018 11:52 AM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 12:02 PM

(AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer.

Sessions announced his plan to resign in a letter to the White House on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that Sessions' chief of staff Matt Whitaker would become the new acting attorney general.

The attorney general had endured more than a year of stinging and personal criticism from Trump over his recusal from the investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Trump blamed the decision for opening the door to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who took over the Russia investigation and began examining whether Trump's hectoring of Sessions was part of a broader effort to obstruct justice.

 

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 516851

Reported Deaths: 9441
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Kern20651144
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Placer192516
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Yolo157242
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Napa8888
Sutter7976
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Lassen6260
Yuba5024
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Nevada2991
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Humboldt2334
Lake2081
Mono1451
Tuolumne1412
Amador1260
Calaveras1251
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Plumas330
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Staying hot and hazy today, but relief from the heat is on the way for the middle of this week. We'll also have the potential for mountain thunderstorms on Wednesday. The heat returns this weekend.
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