George E.B. Holding’s remaining time as U.S. Attorney in Raleigh, N.C., hinges on what happens to ex-Sen. John Edwards.
The Raleigh News & Observer reports that Holding, appointed by President Bush in 2006, will be replaced at the conclusion of the case against Edwards, 57, who is expected to get indicted (possibly as soon as this week) or arrange a plea agreement on violations of campaign finance laws involving the cover up of an extra-marital affair.
North Carolina’s two senators had agreed to leave Holding in the post until the conclusion of the case to avoid accusations of politics and any attempt to slow the probe.
President Obama has nominated Thomas Walker of Charlotte to be the new U.S. Attorney. He has yet to be confirmed by the Senate.