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Jeff Sessions Resigns as US Attorney General; Who Will Be His Permanent Replacement?

Calvin Freiburger : Nov 8, 2018

A new attorney general could potentially take a more proactive stance on investigating scandals such as Planned Parenthood's sale of organs from aborted babies...

(Washington, DC)—[] Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned from the Trump administration the day after the 2018 midterm elections, ending months of speculation. (Image via LifeSiteNews)

"At your request, I am submitting my resignation," Sessions wrote in a letter confirming the move. "In my time as Attorney General we have restored and upheld the rule of law—a glorious tradition that each of us has a responsibility to safeguard."

Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will serve as Acting Attorney General until a permanent replacement is selected and confirmed.

Sessions was a pro-life, pro-family senator and one of candidate Trump's earliest backers, and went on to use his position at the head of the Justice Department to reverse Obama-era transgender policies, promote religious liberty, and endorse campus free speech.

His relationship with the president quickly soured, however, with Trump and others blaming Sessions for allowing the controversial Mueller investigation to grow and linger for so long, as well as for allegedly refusing to pursue any potential crimes by the previous administration. Trump himself took to publicly complaining about his own attorney general on numerous occasions.

Despite Trump's repeated attacks, observers wondered why he kept an appointee he was so unhappy with for so long, with most speculating Trump was waiting until the midterms to see if he would have enough Republican Senate votes to confirm a replacement... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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