President Barack Obama, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, to announce Holder is resigning.
Evan Vucci—AP
September 25, 2014 4:29 PM EDT

President Obama was expected to announce the impending retirement of Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday afternoon. Justice Department officials confirmed earlier in the day that the country’s first black attorney general would step down once a successor has been confirmed.

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