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Donald Trump moved to impede the Russian Federation investigation on Wednesday by replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a temporary successor, Matthew Whitaker, who argued previous year that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be barred from investigating the president's finances.

The White House said Sessions resigned in a letter to Trump on November 7 and that the president had accepted his resignation as chief of the Justice Department - a move that immediately raised concerns from Democrats, who called for protection for the probe conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that Sessions' chief of staff Matt Whitaker would become the new acting attorney general.

Whitaker is expected to take charge of the the Russian Federation investigation and special counsel Robert Mueller from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, later appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead the probe. He backed the President despite the barrage of attacks and in his resignation letter thanked Mr Trump for the opportunity to serve.

The US President fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, hours after he gave a press conference about the midterm elections.

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On the very morning after Kobach lost his bid for the Governor's Mansion, a new job opening has some people thinking Kobach may get a spot in President Trump's Cabinet - and it may not take much more than two seconds.

Earlier on Wednesday, Mr Trump denied he would shut down Mr Mueller's team, but still labelled the investigation an illegal "witch hunt" that had spent "millions" of dollars.

In a legal commentator role, he suggested Mr Mueller limit the scope of his investigation.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican representing SC, vowed to help President Trump find a worthy successor for Sessions. The resignation was the culmination of a toxic relationship that frayed just weeks into Sessions' tumultuous tenure, when he stepped aside from the Mueller investigation.

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Donald Trump with Mr Sessions in December a year ago.

The sacking comes as Mr Trump braces for an expected barrage of investigations into him and his administration now that Democrats have control of the House.

Whitaker, who will now oversee the Mueller investigation, wrote an op-ed for CNN.com in August, 2017, arguing the Mueller would be going too far if he were investigating Trump's finances.

He said he is sad to see some of his Republican colleagues unseated, naming outgoing Reps.

Now Mr Trump has picked someone else - Matthew Whitaker.

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