Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces the creation of a new initiative to crack down on Chinese intelligence officials pilfering intellectual property from US corporations through hacking and espionage during a press conference at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, on November 1, 2018. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is resigning at the request of President Trump.
In a tweet, Trump said Matthew Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Sessions, will become the new acting Attorney General of the United States. Trump added Whitaker will serve our country well.
Trump also thanked Sessions for his service and wished him well, adding a permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.
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