Holder Will Stay, but Just for a Year
Attorney general will honor president's request
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2012 12:29 PM CST
US Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at a news conference in New Orleans on Nov. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

(Newser) – Attorney General Eric Holder will stay on into President Obama's second term, as the president has asked him to do, but a senior administration official tells Fox News Holder will remain in his position only "for about a year." Obama wants to avoid a mass exodus, and a number of other members of his administration are already planning to leave as he starts his second term. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Holder would stay, but did not say for how long.

As for who will replace him when he does eventually leave, the names being tossed around are Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

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Nov 21, 2012 3:14 PM CST
that sucks! holder should be in jail!
Nov 21, 2012 6:30 AM CST
Good AGs have been a rarity in recent years. Holder should never have had the job much less hold it for five years (maybe more if he continues to hang around).
Nov 21, 2012 4:54 AM CST
AWWWW!!! only one more year to circumvent the law,ignore Congress and the Costitutional process,cover his own criminal deeds and also those of his dictatorial little Mussolini "bozz Man", run illegal arms to Mexico, and run rampant in general...so much to do...so little time !!!