Multiple news sources are now reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder is preparing to step down from his position as the head of the Department of Justice.
From Business Insider:
Holder, the nation’s first black attorney general, is preparing to leave as soon as President Barack Obama appoints his successor and the person is confirmed by the US Senate. That process could stretch into early next year, depending on how quickly Obama appoints a new attorney general.
According to the report [from NPR], Holder wants to leave his position soon before he feels “locked in” to stay for the rest of Obama’s tenure as president.
The Wall Street Journal says that Holder’s resignation will be announced later today at a White House event.
ABC News quotes a Department of Justice insider:
“Attorney General Holder has discussed his plans personally with the president on multiple occasions in recent months, and finalized those plans in an hour-long conversation with the president at the White House residence over Labor Day weekend.”
As recently as February of this year, Holder indicated he had to no plans to resign, despite being found in contempt of Congress.
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