Read Jeff Sessions's resignation letter

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE on Wednesday announced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence FBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book Tuberville breaks DC self-quarantine policy to campaign 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: