In a startling move, President Trump this morning fired US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Sessions, who has been under intense criticism from the President ever since he recused himself from the Russia investigation, submitted his letter of resignation one day after the midterm elections moved the House of Representatives under Democratic control.

Technically, Sessions resigned by submitting a letter to the President. It was clear, however, that the move was forced by Trump.

“Dear Mr. President, at your request I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in his letter.