Read Jeff Sessions's resignation letter

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCummings says Ivanka Trump not preserving all official communications Property is a fundamental right that is now being threatened 25 states could see severe flooding in coming weeks, scientists say MORE on Wednesday announced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March Juan Williams: Don't rule out impeaching Trump O'Rourke on impeachment: 2020 vote may be best way to 'resolve' Trump 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: