WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will resign his post, the Justice Department said Thursday. Mr. Holder will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed.
The Justice Department said Mr. Holder finalized his plans to leave in an hourlong conversation with Mr. Obama at the White House over Labor Day weekend.
It is expected that President Obama will make the announcement later on today regarding Eric Holder's resignation, and plans for his successor per an unnamed White House official.
The official, speaking on background, said Holder will announce his plans to leave his post in the Obama administration at an event at the White House. Holder "has no immediate plans once he steps down," the official said.
The news was first reported by National Public Radio. AP, Reuters and NY Times also contributed to this breaking story.