Eric Holder will announce later today that he is going to resign as Attorney General of the United States. He is said to be planning to stay in his office until his successor is in place.
From Fox News:
Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce Thursday that he is resigning from the Obama administration, officials confirmed to Fox News. The decision would cap a tumultuous six-year term for the nation’s top law enforcement official.
Holder is one of the few Cabinet officials to have stayed on since the beginning of the Obama presidency. A Justice Department official said Holder has agreed to remain on the job until his successor is confirmed.
According to the official, Holder has discussed his plans with Obama on “multiple occasions” in recent months.
“[He] finalized those plans in an hour-long conversation with the president at the White House residence over Labor Day weekend,” the official said. The official added that Holder has “no immediate plans” after leaving the post.