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8:20 PM PT — Wed. Nov. 7, 2018

President Trump names Matthew Whitaker as the new acting Attorney General soon after the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions.

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 29: (L-R) Department of Justice Chief of Staff Matt Whitaker, the FBI’s Kristi Johnson and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions participate in a round table event with the Joint Interagency Task Force – South (JIATF-S) foreign liaison officers and at the Department of Justice Kennedy building August 29, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla)

The President declared Whitaker, Sessions now-former Chief of Staff, as interim AG and adds he will, “serve the country well.”

A permanent replacement will be named at a later date, according to President Trump.

The announcement Wednesday came amid months of speculation around the President’s frequent hinting of Sessions’ firing, due to his performance as head of the Department of Justice.

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