Read Jeff Sessions's resignation letter

President TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE on Wednesday announced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard Sessions5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony AG pick Barr emphasizes independence from Trump Hillicon Valley: Trump AG pick signals new scrutiny on tech giants | Wireless providers in new privacy storm | SEC brings charges in agency hack | Facebook to invest 0M in local news 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: