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Jeff Sessions resigns as US Attorney General

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US has resigned from the post at the request of

An acting was appointed by he as Sessions's temporary replacement.

For the past several months, Trump has been expressing his displeasure at Sessions's functioning in public meetings and

In a tweet on Wednesday Trump said, "We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, to at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the He will serve our Country well (sic)."

"We thank Attorney General for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date," he tweeted.

Trump's tweet about his decision came less than an hour after his marathon press conference at the wherein he told reporters that he will making announcements about changes in his Cabinet and senior and Administrative positions in a week.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 01:45 IST