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Eric Holder To Resign As Attorney General

Brian B.
Brian B. Members Posts: 6,717 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 2014 in The Social Lounge
businessinsider.com/report-eric-holder-to-resign-as-attorney-general-2014-9
Attorney General Eric Holder will step down from his position as the head of the Department of Justice, a White House official confirmed.

"This afternoon the president will announce the departure of Attorney General Eric Holder," the official told Business Insider. The announcement will come at 4:30 p.m. from the State Dining Room of the White House.

The official said that Holder, the nation's first black attorney general, will remain at the Justice Department until President Barack Obama appoints his successor and the person is confirmed by the US Senate. That process could stretch into early next year, depending on how quickly Obama appoints a new attorney general.

The news was first reported by NPR. The Justice Department didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to the NPR report, Holder wants to leave his position soon before he feels "locked in" to stay for the rest of Obama's tenure as president. Holder is one of the few remaining members from Obama's original Cabinet. He is also already the fourth-longest-serving attorney general in US history.

The White House touted his accomplishments ahead of the president's announcement.

"After serving for nearly six years as the head of the Justice Department, Holder is the first African American to be Attorney General of the United States and will be the fourth longest person to hold the position," the White House official said.

"Holder’s accomplishments have established a historic legacy of civil rights enforcement and restoring fairness to the criminal justice system. Holder revitalized the Department’s praised Civil Rights Division, protected the rights of the LGBT community, successfully prosecuted terrorists, and fought tirelessly for voting rights, to name a few," he said.

Holder's tenure has marked by a contentious relationship with Congress. In June 2012, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to hold him in contempt of Congress, over a dispute involving the investigation into the flawed "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation. He was the first attorney general to be held in contempt.

More recently, Holder has taken a proactive approach in leading the federal government's civil-rights investigation into the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by white police officer Darren Wilson.


wonder how this will affect the Michael Brown case
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  • obnoxiouslyfresh
    obnoxiouslyfresh Still Ginny From The Block Members Posts: 11,496 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn why? Did something happen?
  • 7figz
    7figz Still don’t nothing move but the money Members Posts: 15,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
    zerocool wrote: »
    🤬 ....... there goes the fergusen case

    As if there was ever really gonna be a case.
  • zerocool
    zerocool Members Posts: 3,973 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    Damn why? Did something happen?
    He doesnt want to feel "locked in" going to the final 2 yrs of obamas presidency
  • zerocool
    zerocool Members Posts: 3,973 ✭✭✭✭✭
    7figz wrote: »
    zerocool wrote: »
    🤬 ....... there goes the fergusen case

    As if there was ever really gonna be a case.

    I know....
  • playmaker88
    playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Members Posts: 67,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn its crazy the amount of officials who resigned during obamas presidency he did alot of good as the AG in regards to civil rights.. who else is gonna carry that banner hopefully a like minded individual has been groomed
  • Idiopathic Joker
    Idiopathic Joker PISTOL GRIP PUMP IN MY LAP AT ALL TIMES Working On My LowriderMembers, Moderators Posts: 45,690 Regulator
    Holder wasn't worth 🤬 anyway, we need an attorney general with a backbone
  • a.mann
    a.mann Members Posts: 19,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    Damn why? Did something happen?

    He been wanted to step down, but Obama asked him to stay,so he looked after his boy.

    Why now?

    Could be getting ready for that robe and seat next to 🤬 Thomas.....


    I hope this is the case
  • D0wn
    D0wn Members Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn, the 🤬 only had one more real year left...
    See, we need a damn button
  • D. Morgan
    D. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPMembers Posts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn its crazy the amount of officials who resigned during obamas presidency he did alot of good as the AG in regards to civil rights.. who else is gonna carry that banner hopefully a like minded individual has been groomed

    Could you please give examples of what he did and how it is truly measurable?
  • D. Morgan
    D. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPMembers Posts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    a.mann wrote: »
    Damn why? Did something happen?

    He been wanted to step down, but Obama asked him to stay,so he looked after his boy.

    Why now?

    Could be getting ready for that robe and seat next to 🤬 Thomas.....


    I hope this is the case

    2 black people on the supreme court at the sametime is not going to happen and Holder IMO will never be on the Supreme Court
  • playmaker88
    playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Members Posts: 67,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    Damn its crazy the amount of officials who resigned during obamas presidency he did alot of good as the AG in regards to civil rights.. who else is gonna carry that banner hopefully a like minded individual has been groomed

    Could you please give examples of what he did and how it is truly measurable?

    http://www.justice.gov/accomplishments


    And measurable..
  • Mr.LV
    Mr.LV Members Posts: 14,089 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Eric holder was close to putting the backhand on these white folks in Congress on certain occasion blatant disrespect .
  • D. Morgan
    D. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPMembers Posts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    Damn its crazy the amount of officials who resigned during obamas presidency he did alot of good as the AG in regards to civil rights.. who else is gonna carry that banner hopefully a like minded individual has been groomed

    Could you please give examples of what he did and how it is truly measurable?

    http://www.justice.gov/accomplishments


    And measurable..

    🤬 seemed more on the financial side of the government giving out money. But I can honestly say that some those things listed has occured but there is also a lot of 🤬 listed as well. Not going to dog Holder out cause nobody is perfect or even close to it. But IMO Holder and Obama to be in the positions they are never flexed their muscle the way could and should have. They both always came off as very weak to me.
  • zerocool
    zerocool Members Posts: 3,973 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    Damn its crazy the amount of officials who resigned during obamas presidency he did alot of good as the AG in regards to civil rights.. who else is gonna carry that banner hopefully a like minded individual has been groomed

    Could you please give examples of what he did and how it is truly measurable?

    http://www.justice.gov/accomplishments


    And measurable..

    🤬 seemed more on the financial side of the government giving out money. But I can honestly say that some those things listed has occured but there is also a lot of 🤬 listed as well. Not going to dog Holder out cause nobody is perfect or even close to it. But IMO Holder and Obama to be in the positions they are never flexed their muscle the way could and should have. They both always came off as very weak to me.

    The bolded.....i didnt xpect obama to flex in first 4 yrs b/c he wanted reelection.....but hes been timid as well in his 2nd term which is 🤬
  • desertrain10
    desertrain10 Members Posts: 4,829 ✭✭✭✭✭
    a.mann wrote: »
    Damn why? Did something happen?

    He been wanted to step down, but Obama asked him to stay,so he looked after his boy.

    Why now?

    Could be getting ready for that robe and seat next to 🤬 Thomas.....


    I hope this is the case

    I dunno

    The way it's looking I don't see Obama or the next pres nominating Holder

    He's too progressive, term as attorney General was too controversial

    If Obama gets to make the nomination sure it will be a centralist... Especially if the Republicans gain control of the senate soon



  • Elzo69Renaissance
    Elzo69Renaissance Never selling dreams, always serving cream SeattleMembers Posts: 50,709 ✭✭✭✭✭
    somebody hit him w some pictures told him to step aside
  • skpjr78
    skpjr78 Members Posts: 7,311 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    holder will fight. he fought against this voter suppression 🤬 and he went toe to toe against those racist redneck ass republicans. Obama is the problem. he is the biggest 🤬 the white house has seen since monica lewensky
  • The Lonious Monk
    The Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Members Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can we basically admit that Obama's presidency was a failure. It's not all his fault, but it is what it is.
  • skpjr78
    skpjr78 Members Posts: 7,311 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    Can we basically admit that Obama's presidency was a failure. It's not all his fault, but it is what it is.

    I wouldn't say failure. bush's presidency was a failure and he cleaned up a lot the mess that bush left. it was impossible to completely clean it up but he did a somewhat decent job. if he had a backbone or any semblance of fight he could have gotten so much more done. but he played 🤬 and got 🤬 so 🤬 obama
  • Recaptimus_Prime360
    Recaptimus_Prime360 Earned my Masters and Ph.d in Phat Booty-ology Members Posts: 64,802 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kinda hard to get anything done when you have a do nothinf Congress. So what exactly do you want Pres. Obama to do?
  • The Lonious Monk
    The Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Members Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭✭
    skpjr78 wrote: »
    Can we basically admit that Obama's presidency was a failure. It's not all his fault, but it is what it is.

    I wouldn't say failure. bush's presidency was a failure and he cleaned up a lot the mess that bush left. it was impossible to completely clean it up but he did a somewhat decent job. if he had a backbone or any semblance of fight he could have gotten so much more done. but he played 🤬 and got 🤬 so 🤬 obama

    What mess did he clean up though? The economy is better, but at least part of that is due to things implemented before he became president and also the natural trends of the economy. Getting out of Iraq was one of his big wins, but it seems we're headed back in that direction. He passed some things like the Healthcare act, but he's never been able to get people to completely buy into those things and most of them will probably be heavily altered or repealed as soon as he leaves office. So basically, the legacy of his presidency will be nothing more than him being the first Black president, which isn't really all that good of a look for us.
  • D. Morgan
    D. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPMembers Posts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    a.mann wrote: »
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    Damn its crazy the amount of officials who resigned during obamas presidency he did alot of good as the AG in regards to civil rights.. who else is gonna carry that banner hopefully a like minded individual has been groomed

    Could you please give examples of what he did and how it is truly measurable?

    Whether you are ignorant to the details or not,
    the guy HAS made a positive "measurable" difference in people's lives


    Eric Holder signed off on Florida's 2011 early voting law, Rick Scott says
    http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2014/aug/04/rick-scott/eric-holder-signed-floridas-2011-early-voting-law-/
    As Florida heads toward a hotly contested governor’s race in November, Attorney General Eric Holder warned Gov. Rick Scott that the feds are "carefully monitoring" voter access in the state.

    "I am deeply disturbed that during your tenure, your state has repeatedly added barriers to voting and restricted access to the polls," Holder wrote in a July 21 letter to Scott.





    U.S. Attorney General To Ease Impact Of Harsh Drug Sentencing Laws
    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/08/12/2444441/holder-sentencing-and-drugs/
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce a major shift in prosecution of federal drug crimes Monday, recognizing the injustice of draconian mandatory minimum sentences, and an exploding federal prison population.

    Holder will order all federal prosecutors to avert drug charges that carry mandatory minimum sentences for low-level offenders



    Eric Holder Moves to Save the Voting Rights Act in Texas
    http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/eric_holder_moves_to_save_the_voting_rights_act_in_texas_20130725
    The U.S. attorney general said Thursday that the Justice Department would respond to the Supreme Court ruling against the Voting Rights Act by seeking to require states to obtain federal approval before putting political redistricting changes in place.



    Eric Hold Change to Give Ex-Convicts Voting Rights
    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303650204579377061886110996
    Attorney General Eric Holder said the remaining laws in 11 states that restrict felons from voting are outdated, racially unfair and counterproductive. Mr. Holder noted that in Florida, such laws prevent roughly one in 10 people from voting.

    Mr. Holder, whose call for change on voting rights is part of a broader administration push to overhaul criminal sentencing in the U.S., said that the scope of the disenfranchisement of felons "is not only too significant to ignore—it is also too unjust to tolerate.''



    Eric Holder Backs Drug Sentencing Reform, Cites 'Human And Moral Costs'
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/13/eric-holder-drug-sentencing-changes_n_4956078.ht
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is endorsing a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in bloated federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.

    Holder was to appear Thursday before the U.S. Sentencing Commission, where he was scheduled to announce his support for a commission proposal to lower the guideline penalties for certain drug crimes.

    You posted a lot and like said in my other post he did some things positive and he has some 🤬 on there just everybody else. Truth is in the details if you dig and look close enough you can see the both the positive and the 🤬 . So don't come in here dropping links like you really dropping knowledge like how dare I question wtf Eric Holder has done. Nobody on this 🤬 earth is beyond reproach
  • playmaker88
    playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Members Posts: 67,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So you didnt want to be informed at all your mind was made up so why even ask
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