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Conflicting Reports: Eric Holder to Step Down This Year?

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will step down this year, he said in an interview with the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin in the magazine’s Feb. 17 edition.

The most controversial, combative, distrusted, divisive, nakedly political, and openly partisan Justice Department in decades may be about to have an overdue transition? The Washington Times reports: In a feature article, Mr. Holder said he plans on staying in his position “well into” the year.

eric-holder-tallLast November, Mr. Holder told CBS News he didn’t have “any plans” to step down.

Mr. Holder has made voting rights the test case of his tenure, the New Yorker reported. He has been a vocal critic of the Supreme Court case that invalidated key parts of the Voting Rights Act and has supported Congressional action to renew and revise the law.

During his five years as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, Mr. Holder has also weighed in on other controversial Supreme Court decisions…Washington Timesmore

Meanwhile, just yesterday, David Jackson at USA Today reported Attorney General Eric Holder has “no specific plans to step down by the end of 2014“, Obama administration officials say, contrary to a new magazine report.

The New Yorker, in a piece about Holder’s battles over voting rights, said President Obama’s attorney general “will leave office sometime this year.”

That is a misinterpretation of a frequent Holder comment that he plans to stay in the job until at least most of 2014, officials said….

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4 Comments on “Conflicting Reports: Eric Holder to Step Down This Year?”

  1. Gunny G says:

    Reblogged this on BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN ! and commented:
    GUNNYG!

  2. […] Pundit from another Planet U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will step down this year, he said in an interview with the New […]

  3. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com and commented:
    Don’t count on it. The good times for all of them just keep on going.

  4. bullright says:

    That ‘could’ put it from July on, if so. But the administration notorious for lying simply cannot be believed.


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