Donald Trump sacks Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General

US attorney general Jeff Sessions


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US attorney general Jeff Sessions

What will the dismissal of the nation’s most senior law enforcement official mean for the Russia inquiry?

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 5:42am

Jess Session has resigned as US Attorney General at President Donald Trump’s request, raising doubts about the future of the Russia investigation.

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The former Alabama senator’s job has been under threat since he stepped aside from Robert Mueller’s inquiry into potential collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Moscow last year.

“The presidential axe that had been hovering over Jeff Sessions for what has seemed like an eternity just came swinging down with a thud,” says the BBC’s Anthony Zurcher.

Sessions will be temporarily replaced as the nation’s most senior law enforcement official by his chief of staff and Trump loyalist, Matthew Whitaker.

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Today, Square Enix hosted a livestream that was billed as a “Special Program” with exciting news about upcoming Final Fantasy XV content. But in an incredible plot twist worthy of the series itself, the news turned out to be inconceivably terrible: almost all of the DLC has been canceled, and game director Hajime Tabata has left the company altogether.

Square Enix had planned to continue the never-ending flow of Final Fantasy XV content all through 2019 with four DLC episodes centered on the characters Ardyn, Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis. Instead, only the Ardyn episode will be released — the other three have been abandoned. There’ll be a collaboration event with Final Fantasy XIV next month, and the Comrades multiplayer mode will also…

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