Amidst rumors that it was coming after the mid-term election, current US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has submitted his resignation.
The letter makes reference to a request from the President earlier this morning that Sessions step aside.
Sessions has served as AG since 2017 when he was asked by President Donald Trump to assume the post.
President Trump posted this message on his Twitter account:
“We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States.”
Many legal experts suggest the move is an effort to help find a replacement that will be free of conflict to possibly assume control of the current investigation into so-called “Russian collusion” during the 2016 Presidential election.