The blood letting continues (ODT)
US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions was fired on Wednesday after unrelenting criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from an investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential race.
Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation “at your request.”
Sessions’ departure was widely expected to come soon after Tuesday’s congressional elections in which Republicans retained their majority in the Senate but lost control of the House of Representatives.
One of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that took place at the height of a Russian cyber campaign to upend the US presidential race.
He had more than one opportunity to clear these questions up, and chose to lie.