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Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions submits resignation in letter to President Donald Trump.

Trump says Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become acting attorney general.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at President Donald Trump's request.
    
The attorney general had endured more than a year of stinging and personal criticism from Trump over his recusal from the investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.
  
Trump blamed the decision for opening the door to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who took over the Russia investigation and began examining whether Trump's hectoring of Sessions was part of a broader effort to obstruct justice.

This is a developing story.

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