Jeff Sessions on Wednesday resigned as the US Attorney General, after Trump decided to fire him due to the poor performance of Republicans in Midterms elections.
He will be replaced by Matthew G Whitakaer as the interim Attorney General of the US, President Trump announced on Twitter.
….We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
President Trump also threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances.
Sessions, a 71-year-old former U.S. senator from Alabama, was an early and loyal supporter of Trump but drew his fury when he recused himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 White House campaign.
It is impossible to read Attorney General Sessions’ firing as anything other than another blatant attempt by @realDonaldTrump to undermine & end Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 7, 2018
Nancy Pelosi, the house democratic leader who could be the next speaker criticizing the move in twitter as cover up by Trump Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. She added “Given his record of threats to undermine & weaken the Russia investigation, Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from any involvement in Mueller’s investigation. Congress must take immediate action to protect the rule of law and integrity of the investigation.”
Whitaker, a former chief of staffs to Sessions, will take over the Russian investigations overseen by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
By Prakash S ( with inputs from ANI)