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Newsweek Reports That Obama Wants Eric Holder For Atty. General

From the beginning the conventional wisdom was that the A.G. job was Eric Holder’s for the asking. Some just wondered whether Holder would give up  his high paying job at a private law firm.

Eric Holder

Eric Holder

By Michael Isikoff
Newsweek
WASHINGTON — President-elect Obama has decided to tap Eric Holder as his attorney general, putting the veteran Washington lawyer in place to become the first African-American to head the Justice Department, according to two legal sources close to the presidential transition.
Holder, who served as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration, still has to undergo a formal “vetting” review by the Obama transition team before the selection is final and is publicly announced, said one of the sources, who asked not to be identified talking about the transition process. But in the discussions over the past few days, Obama offered Holder the job and he accepted, the source said. The announcement is not likely until after Obama announces his choices to lead the Treasury and State departments.
Holder, 57, has been on Obama’s “short list” for attorney general from the outset.
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