"At your request, I am submitting my resignation", Sessions wrote to the president Wednesday according to CBS News.
After enjoying Sessions' early support on the campaign trail, Trump turned against his AG in March 2017 after he recused himself from a probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, will be acting attorney general, Trump said on Twitter. As the top law-enforcement official, the new Attorney General should have the Department of Justice proactively investigate reports of hate crimes in an effort to counteract related violence.
Asked whether Mr. Whitaker would assume control over Mr. Mueller's investigation, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Flores said he would be "in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice". In presidential tweets and interviews, the Department of Justice became rebranded the Department of "justice" - the scare quotes signaling an unprecedented attack by the nation's chief executive on his own administration of justice.
Only having fired Comey, Trump could not fire Sessions, too - at least, not without risking a firestorm that might threaten a president who had already demonstrated a strong pyromaniacal streak.
When asked if he would fire Mueller, as some critics have feared, Trump said, "I could have ended it any time I wanted, [but] I didn't".
Manchester City juggernaut powers on Sterling did in the 67th minute when he latched onto Aguero's perfectly-weighted pass to score his second goal of the afternoon. Pedro added the third goal from a left-wing cross by another Spaniard, Marcos Alonso, in the 70th.
Spice Girls announce reunion tour dates Beckham captioned a picture of Mel B , Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner (née Halliwell). "It's just the four of us". Earlier on Monday, Bunton said on her Heart Radio breakfast show: "I'm just so excited, I want it out there".
"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.
Several conservative lawyers are recommending Brown to replace Sessions, the Bee reported.
Their relationship wasn't always fractured.
But the problems started after he told senators during his confirmation hearing that he had never met with Russians during the campaign. Sessions rejected the entreaty.
Last year Whitaker, who was a legal analyst for CNN as well as former USA attorney, wrote that he felt the Mueller investigation had gone too far in looking into Trump Organization financial records that were not related to the 2016 election.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, who once said there would be "holy hell to pay" if Trump fired Sessions, tweeted out his desire to work with the president to find a successor.
Early voting season ended Saturday in West Virginia, with Northern Panhandle counties posting strong turnout numbers. Keep in mind, if there's a large turnout, voters might be required to wait before casting their ballots.
May said on MUTV's Matchday Review programme: " I think Ander could have played himself into the team there ". Once again it was the United midfield which got carved open piling pressure on a shaky looking back line.
Last night Blizzard announced Diablo Immortal , a mobile game set in between the second and third games in the action-RPG series. We'll have more on Diablo Immortal as we go hands-on with the game at BlizzCon and speak to Blizzard about this new direction.
The Redwood City, California-based company expects the pill to be available early next year at a price of $50 to $60 per pill. Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of an opioid named Dsuvia, with FDA Commissioner Dr.
They also say Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho isn't bothered if his team concede goals as long as they win. The Champions League match between Liverpool and Red Star Belgrade will be broadcast live on TNT.
Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick's steadfast leadership. A viewer said: "Gotta give a shoutout to Andrew Lincoln for beautifully portraying Rick Grimes for over 8 years".
Youth votes, which went heavily for Gillum, soared, but not enough to overcome the elderly vote, which was dominated by DeSantis . He also must appoint a host of state agency heads overseeing areas such as education, health care, transportation and prisons.
The graphics chip also pumps out around 2x more power, all without compromising the 10-hour battery life every iPad has gotten. Taking place in Brooklyn, New York, the company showcased latest MacBook Air , Mac mini , and new iPad Pros .
The Republicans held on to the Senate and narrowly survived a number of big individual races, including in Florida. Democrats are left hoping that the four liberal members of the bench remain in good health for the next two years.
If it does turn out to be Crystal City and New York City, we hope Amazon has a plan for how to deal with all the traffic. The process certainly hasn't been rushed, as it took Amazon until January of 2018 to release their 20 city shortlist .
Target last month raised the stakes for the all-important holiday shopping rush, offering US customers free two-day shipping. Amazon is hoping increase sales after the company's revenue projection for the rest of the year fell below some estimates.
Xi to trumpet China's 'open' markets at trade forum
The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is a "trail-blazing" move in the history of international trade development. Organisers of the expo say more than 3,000 foreign companies from 130 countries, including the USA , are present.
USA says it stands with Iranians as sanctions hit Tehran
Turkey is among eight nations granted temporary waivers from sanctions the US reimposed Monday on Iran's oil sector. Rouhani said in a statement . "We will proudly break the sanctions", he said at a meeting of economic officials.
Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan serving with the National Guard
It ended with an Afghan commando dead, although Rahimi declined to comment on whether this commando was a suspect in the killing. When he was ordered to deploy to Afghanistan in January, he announced that he would take a one year leave of absence as mayor.
Apple's growth in India becoming a challenge
Apple has also been trying to diversify its revenues away from device sales by offering additional services to its customers. For the firm's full 2018 financial year, profits increased 23% to $59.5bn, as revenue rose 16% to $265.5bn.
Brock Lesnar is the New Universal Champion
Speaking to WWE cameras after Crown Jewel , Michaels offered a subtle hint that he could be done in the ring after Saudi Arabia. Instead, the Beast will battle AJ Styles in a champion vs champion bout at Survivor Series later this month.