"Most importantly as my time as attorney general, we have restored and upheld the rule of law", Mr Sessions added, while thanking the Republican president.
He also said Mr Sessions' replacement might reduce Mr Mueller's budget "so low that his investigation grinds nearly to a halt". "The acting attorney general is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice", said department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores. Trump, who reportedly referred to Sessions as "Mr. Magoo", did not like the fact that Sessions recused himself from Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe after consulting with DOJ ethics officials.
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Valverde said of not including the Argentinian in his matchday 18: "We didn't want to take a risk with Leo". Barcelona are three points ahead of Inter, after beating the Italian side 2-0 in their last game.
As recently as September, Trump suggested Sessions may have cost two "very popular Republican congressman" their seats.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was in the middle of giving his post-election spiel to reporters when the news broke of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' firing.
The White House said Sessions resigned in a letter to Trump on November 7 and that the president had accepted his resignation as chief of the Justice Department - a move that immediately raised concerns from Democrats, who called for protection for the probe conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The departure of Mr Sessions, who was the first U.S. senator to back Mr Trump's presidential run in 2016, was long expected, and came one day after Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives but boosted their Senate majority.
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At first he drove to Daytona's Holly Hill area to dump her corpse but headed back to find a shovel before heading to the church. He called the suspect a "soulless individual", and probably one of the "top three sociopaths" he ever crossed paths with.
The statement reads: "It is a true honour that the President has confidence in my ability to lead the Department of Justice as Acting Attorney General. He will serve our Country well", Trump wrote on Twitter.
Democrats demanded that Whitaker recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
Democrats are raising the alarm, saying Mr Whitaker's view should force him to recuse himself. That's because Sessions was one of the most vocal opponents of cannabis legalization in the Trump administration.
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Still he loses simple balls, in the Tottenham game he made an assist in the first minutes but after that he lost a lot of balls. Manchester City had a show of exhibition as they outclassed Southampton by 5-1 to go back top of the Premier League .
Sessions' replacement, Matthew Whitaker, has written critically about the Mueller investigation before; Whitaker's elevation means that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein will no longer be in an oversight position over the Mueller investigation.