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Trump fired Attorney General

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President Donald Trump had repeatedly blasted Sessions over his decision to recuse himself from an investigation into Trump's electoral campaign. How Sessions' exit will affect that probe is still unclear.

Eurasia Diary reports citing to Deutsche Welle, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday, pushed out by President Donald Trump. Matthew Whitaker, Session's chief of staff, will become acting attorney general and oversee the Mueller probe into Russian collusion with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Who is Jeff Sessions?

The Alabama Republican was the first senator to back Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Trump started publicly criticizing him after Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation in early 2017.

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