Attorney General Eric Holder To Step Down
CBS News – Attorney General Eric Holder will announce today that he plans to step down after six years as head of the Justice Department.
Holder has agreed to keep his role as the nation’s chief law enforcement official until his successor is confirmed, a Justice Department official confirmed to CBS News. Holder is one of just three members of President Obama’s original cabinet who is still serving. He’s also the first African-American to serve as attorney general.
After discussing his departure with Mr. Obama multiple times in recent months, Holder finalized his plans in a discussion with the president over Labor Day.