So...this quietly happened over the weekend. No real explanation has been given yet, but I can't help thinking that he's probably about to be indicted for something, the WH caught wind of it, and told him to resign so that they wouldn't be embarrassed, yet again, by having someone higher up in the Trump administration or otherwise close to Trump getting indicted, yet again, so they told him to get out. That way, they can control the narrative either way:
1) he gets indicted, "We knew he was into some bad, bad stuff, so we took quick action," or
2) he doesn't get indicted...they don't have to address it at all, or they just say, "he's moved on to other opportunities."
Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has left the Department of Justice.
A Justice Department spokesman told The Hill that Whitaker’s last day was Saturday but did not expand on the circumstances surrounding his departure or his plans after leaving. It is unclear where Whitaker might go, including whether he might seek another role in the Trump administration.