United States President, Donald Trump has terminated the appointment of the country’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.
Sessions resigned on Wednesday at Donald Trump’s request, following criticism from the president over his decision to step aside from the investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Reportedly, Sessions, 71, was the first US senator to endorse Trump, and has been the biggest supporter of the president’s policies on immigration, crime and law enforcement.
He has been replaced with Matthew Whitaker in an Acting capacity.
Trump disclosed this on his Twitter page: “We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well …We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date,” Trump tweeted.