Loretta Lynch to cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Attorney General Eric Holder during Senate confirmation hearing today, according to prepared testimony - @nytimes
US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and Attorney General Eric Holder attend International Ministerial meeting in Paris to discuss counterterrorism efforts following shooting at French magazine headquarters - @DHSgov
Former New York Gov. George Pataki on shooting of 2 NYPD officers: 'Sickened by these barbaric acts, which sadly are a predictable outcome of divisive anti-cop rhetoric of [US Attorney General] Eric Holder and [New York City] Mayor [Bill] de Blasio' - @GovernorPataki
Attorney General Eric Holder on killing of 2 NYPD officers: 'This was an unspeakable act of barbarism... This cowardly attack underscores the dangers that are routinely faced by those who protect and serve their fellow citizens. As a nation we must not forget this as we discuss the events of the recent past... Our nation must always honor the valor - and the sacrifices - of all law enforcement officers with a steadfast commitment to keeping them safe' - statement via @ZekeJMiller
Attorney General Eric Holder on CIA interrogation report: 'I can't honestly say that crimes were committed. But I will say this: What we saw in these enhanced interrogation techniques was not consistent with who we are, who we say we are as Americans. They might have been legal in the strictest sense of the word but they were immoral' - @NBCNews
Attorney General Eric Holder urges demonstrators to be peaceful during protests over Eric Garner grand jury decision; says he understands people are disappointed and it is their right to protests - @nprpolitics
Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2009. Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, is the first black 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 a United States Attorney. While a 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. As a result of the Fast and Furious investigation, he became the only cabinet member in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress. As of 2014 Holder is one of three members of the original Obama cabinet that are still serving in their posts, the others being Tom Vilsack and Arne Duncan.