United States

Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been fired by President Donald Trump."We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!" Mr Trump tweeted on Wednesday.The president had repeatedly criticised his top law enforcement official after he recused himself from the Russia investigation dogging the White House.Mr Trump said Mr Sessions will be temporarily replaced by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, who has criticised the Russia inquiry.Trump fires Sessions - is Mueller next? Who is Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker? In a resignation letter, Mr Sessions - a former Alabama senator who was an early supporter of Mr Trump - made clear the decision to go was not his own."Dear Mr President, at your r ...