President Trump has fired his attorney general. Jeff Sessions, one of the first senators to endorse Trump’s presidential campaign, submitted a letter of resignation that indicates he was asked to quit. On Twitter, Trump announced that Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker would assume his responsibilities. In the resignation letter, Sessions touted the number of violent offenders that were put away during his time in office.
—QUOTABLE: “I have been honored to serve as Attorney General and have worked to implement the law enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part of your campaign for the Presidency.” -Sessions