U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has handed in his resignation.
In a late Wednesday morning tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump thank Sessions for his service and wished him well.
Matthew G. Whitaker, Session’s Chief of Staff, has been appointed as an interim replacement.
….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
News of the embattled attorney general’s resignation did not come as a surprise, after Trump repeatedly harangued Sessions on Twitter over the Russia investigation and Hilary Clinton’s campaign.
More to come.
– with files from The Canadian Press