Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions has been sacked as the US Attorney General.

President Trump made the announcement via Twitter, noting that Sessions would be replaced by his chief of staff.

Trump has repeatedly criticised the former Republican senator who was among the first to support Trump’s presidential candidacy.

“We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!” Mr Trump wrote on Wednesday.

In a letter, Sessions said he was resigning at the president’s request.