Former Attorney General Eric Holder joins Twitter, makes statement on Charleston, SC, shootings: 'Hate and gun violence. How often? How long? My heart breaks - again. Condolences to victims, survivors and families at Mother Emanuel' - @EricHolderJr
Attorney General Eric Holder memo to Justice Department staff reminds employees 'they are prohibited from soliciting, procuring, or accepting commercial sex'; letter follows internal report - @politico
Attorney General Eric Holder credits cooperation between federal agencies and county law enforcement in Ferguson arrest, says it 'sends a clear message that acts of violence against our law enforcement personnel will never be tolerated'
Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born January 21, 1951) served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, from 2009 to 2015. Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, is the first African American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General.
Holder previously served as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. While U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted Congressman Dan Rostenkowski (D–Illinois) for corruption charges related to his role in the Congressional Post Office scandal. Later, he was Deputy Attorney General of the United States and worked at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He was senior legal advisor to Barack Obama during Obama's presidential campaign and one of three members of Obama's vice-presidential selection committee. During the Fast and Furious investigation, he became the only cabinet member in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress.
He was succeeded by Loretta Lynch on April 27, 2015.