Rejecting White House entreaties not to do so, Mr Sessions stepped aside from overseeing the Federal Bureau Investigation's probe of potential collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. He backed the President despite the barrage of attacks and in his resignation letter thanked Mr Trump for the opportunity to serve.
"I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced with a recess appointment and that attorney general does not fire Bob Mueller, but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt", Whitaker said at the time. The president said Sessions' chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, would replace him for now, with a permanent replacement coming later.
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As Sessions' deputy, Rod Rosenstein has been the authority over Mueller's probe, but multiple media outlets are reporting that he has officially been removed from oversight of the investigation.
The Associated Press and Fox News reported that Sessions, who was an early Trump supporter during the 2016 election and wore a "Make America Great Again" hat at a rally, submitted his resignation letter to Trump, ending his two-year tenure as head of the Department of Justice. The complaint was filed over a $25,000 campaign contribution Bondi received from Mr. Trump through his foundation in 2013, around which time Bondi's office was being asked about alleged fraud at Trump University.
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Matthew worked as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.
Trump announced Sessions' departure on Twitter.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has had a contentious relationship with Trump in the past, is now still overseeing the Russian Federation probe.
Mr Sessions' exit from the Trump administration had been expected to follow soon after the results of the midterm elections.
"Bob Mueller is totally conflicted", Mr Trump continued but provided no evidence that the team led by Mr Mueller, a Republican appointed by Republicans, is biased against him.