Holder To Resign As U.S. Attorney General

By  //  September 25, 2014

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ABOVE VIDEO: Attorney General Eric Holder got into a tense confrontation with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) during a his appearance before a House Judicial Committee oversight hearing. When Gohmert raised the threat of holding the attorney general in contempt of Congress, Holder shot back, “You don’t want to go there, buddy.” Holder was the first sitting U.S. Attorney General to be held in contempt.

WASHINGTON, D.C .– President Obama is expected to announce the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Holder, the first Africa-American Attorney General in U.S. history, has not announced why he is resigning, but he plans to stay in office until his successor is appointed by President Obama.

Holder was named Attorney General on Feb. 3, 2009.

Holder became the first U.S. Attorney General to be held in contempt after he refused to turn over documents tied to the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting. 

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