Jeff Sessions' resignation letter is suspiciously undated

Jeff Sessions.
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When, exactly, was Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation submitted to President Trump?

That's a question that arose Wednesday afternoon, when Sessions' letter of resignation became public and Trump announced that the attorney general would be leaving his post. The letter, it was quickly pointed out, is suspiciously undated, and considering Sessions makes clear that he was asked to resign by Trump, this raised the question of whether the president forced him out before the midterm elections on Tuesday.

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Considering Trump had reportedly been warned not to fire Sessions until after the midterms, as the move could have an adverse effect on the Republican Party, that would make sense, and there's some precedent for it. Last month, when U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced she would be leaving the administration, her resignation letter was dated six days earlier.

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