Jeff Sessions asked to resign: Read the letter he submitted to Trump

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What You Need To Know: Jeff Sessions

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A day after the midterm elections, President Donald Trump has asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign.

According to The Associated Press, Sessions' letter of resignation was delivered on Wednesday to White House chief of staff John Kelly.

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Kelly called Sessions to ask for his resignation on Trump's behalf, a White House source reportedly told CNN.

Trump says Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker, who was once a commentator on CNN, will become acting attorney general.

As acting attorney general, Whitaker may take over the supervision of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Below is Sessions’ letter:

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