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Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans on resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was pushed out by President Donald Trump. For up-to-the-minute coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org for information. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact email@example.com or call 877-836-9477.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country’s chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 1,514 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, developing.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation’s top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Matthew G. Whitaker, 49, became acting attorney general following the resignation of Jeff Sessions. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.
AP has moved various images of Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump. WX141-145, WX150 and DCEV122 have moved.
US SESSIONS RESIGNATION - AP Video has moved a package looking at Jeff Sessions’ tenure as U.S. attorney general. We will also have various edits with comments from Sen. Charles Schumer and others reacting to the resignation and an interview with AP reporter Eric Tucker on the potential fallout. Two edits have moved:
US SESSIONS BACKGROUNDER (CR) - Sessions exit ends stormy Trump relationship
US SESSIONS RESIGNS DEBRIEF (CR) - AP Explains: Trump-Sessions toxic relationship