“But what I’m proud of is not a title or a job. What I’m proud of is this Department—the 115,000 people who work together to pursue our goals. What I’m proud of is you,” Sessions wrote in the email message to DOJ staff.
“When I took office as Attorney General I stated our goals are to reduce violent crime, reduce homicides, reduce opioid prescriptions, and to reduce overdose deaths. There are signs that we are already achieving all four of these goals,” he wrote.
Following over a year of public insults from President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted his resignation Wednesday afternoon. Sessions’ chief of staff Matt Whitaker will become acting attorney general until the Senate confirms a new nominee.