BREAKING: Jeff Sessions has RESIGNED – [UPDATE: Whitaker to take over Russia Investigation!]

This is just breaking.

Jeff Sessions has just resigned and Matthew Whitaker will become the acting Attorney General.

Here’s the announcement from Trump:

We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well……..We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.

The tweets:

According to Fox News, Trump asked Sessions for his resignation before he went out to speak at the press conference.

An interesting note on this is that Rosenstein was the deputy AG, but Whitaker was chosen to be the acting AG above him! Sounds like Rosenstein might be next…

UPDATE: According to Fox News they are hearing that Whitaker will take over the Russia investigation from Rosenstein! Others are hearing this as well:

Here’s the letter from Sessions:

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