It was rumored to be coming for months, but today it became official. In his "resignation" letter, Sessions noted that Trump requested it.
Sessions Fired As Attorney General
November 7, 2018

Jeff Sessions is out as Attorney General. He submitted his resignation late Wednesday afternoon and in the letter he references Trump asking him to resign. So he was fired. Not shocking after being dragged by Donald Trump for months now.

Here is the letter:

Trump tweets:

We will update this post as more details come in.

Karoli adds: This is an attempt on Trump's part to distract from his huge losses yesterday and Democrats' wins. We'll watch for the next round of terminations -- Kelly, Zinke, for example -- but Trump should remember that Democrats will have subpoena power, and they will use it. Devin Nunes will not be there to toady for the Russian puppet any longer.

Update: Incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has a thought:

Update 2: Rep. Eric Swalwell weighs in:

Update 3: Senator Mark Warner issued a stern warning via Twitter (Click the tweet for the entire thread):

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