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Washington: The US President has wrestled back control of the Russia probe by firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replacing him with a loyalist who has echoed Donald Trump’s complaints about the special counsel investigation into the election interference. Sessions delivered his resignation letter to the White House on Wednesday at the request of the President. The former Alabama senator who was an early supporter of Trump made clear the decision to go was not his own. “Dear Mr. President, at your request I am submitting my resignation,” he wrote in an undated letter. Sessions’ Chief of Staff Matthew Whitaker, who has criticized the Russia inquiry will take over temporarily, raising questions about the future of the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller III. (IANS)

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