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Politics: Jeff Sessions is out as attorney general at Trump's request

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned as attorney general after months of speculation about his departure.
  • President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Sessions' handling of the Justice Department, particularly in relation to the investigation into Russian election interference.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday resigned as attorney general after months of speculation about his departure.

Sessions submitted his resignation letter on Wednesday, saying it came at the request of President Donald Trump.

Trump has repeatedly criticized Sessions' handling of the Justice Department, particularly in relation to the investigation into Russian election interference. Trump has long made it clear he did not agree with Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the investigation.

This is a developing story.

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