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Blasted by Trump over Russia probe, Sessions out as attorney general

Updated: 08-11-2018 01:25 IST
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday at President Donald Trump's request after unrelenting criticism from Trump over his recusal from an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential race.

"At your request, I am submitting my resignation," Sessions told Trump in a letter. (Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Writing by Tim Ahmann Editing by Will Dunham, Bill Trott and Jonathan Oatis)

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