Read Jeff Sessions's resignation letter

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE on Wednesday announced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump's no racist — he's an equal opportunity offender Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question MORE, a development that is likely to spark a firestorm of criticism following the midterm elections.

Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Sessions over his recusal from the investigation into Russia's election meddling and other alleged failures.

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There was widespread speculation the president would move to fire him after the midterms.

Sessions said he submitted his resignation at Trump's request, adding that he has had no greater honor than serving alongside the nation's law enforcement officials.

Read Sessions's resignation letter below: