September 25, 2014: Eric Holder announced his resignation as Attorney General of the United States. He will stay in the post until his successor is confirmed.
Back in early 2014, Jeffrey Toobin interviewed Eric Holder. Here’s the relevant portion.
Toobin: “And how long are you going to be the Attorney General? You mentioned ‘as long as I’m Attorney General’…”
Holder: “Well, you know, I’ve still got things I want to do. I mean, I’ve got this fight, this criminal justice reform stuff that I talked about, I guess, in August at the ABA. [Emphasis mine.] I’ve got financial cases I’m still working on. So I’m going to be here for a while.
Toobin: “Do you want to put any more specific – this is like journalism … I have to ask all these questions. If you don’t want to tell me, don’t tell me. Like, do you know? A year? Two years?”
Holder: “I guess, I think what I’ve said is, I’m going to be here certainly into 2014.”
Toobin: “That’s a big commitment. It’s in like three weeks…”
Holder: “I think I’ve said, ‘well into 2014.’”
Toobin: “I see. ‘Well into’? OK, very good.”
So, it’s now 2015, and Holder’s still US AG. Who’s the nominee? Loretta Lynch, famous for prosecuting everything from bad cops to mobsters to corrupt politicians.