(CNN) –Sources tell CNN’s Ed Henry and John King Barack Obama has chosen Eric Holder as his nominee for Attorney General.
Holder has accepted the position but must still undergo a vetting process by the Obama transition team.
If confirmed, Holder will become the first African-American to hold the position.
He served as deputy attorney general under Bill Clinton
Newsweek first reported the story.
Congratulations Mr. Holder!!!!
Good move by the President Elect Obama Camp.
Superman is filling these positions fast. Wow!
Mr Cafferty is listening to this, so Wolf Blitzer. Adolf Hitler... America for the Natzie... They were allies in World War 2... American Irish, and Germans... Mein Camp....
Yes We Did!
Another Clinton re-tread. Where is all this "change" we were suppose to get, HMmmm???
We would have had fewer Clintonistas if we had elected Hillary.
after grabbing WH cheif of staff for rahm emanuel and
armtwisting for LIEberman for chair of senate intelligence cmte.
WOW, AIPAC is dominating washington more than ever!
expect our wars in arab world to continue full steam!
p.s. eric holder will be watched by the people!
I have never felt like a kid waiting for Christmas morning with my anticipating a new Presidential administration. The good guys always win and this moment in time is the American people taking back our soiled flag.
WOW, shocking people, who would have thought it.....What Obama is doing, he is bringing in his administration all the Bill Clinton staff, its not original its plagiarism.
I thought he was for CHANGE....what a joke
EXCELLENT! Welcome, AG Holder!
Very good. Mr. President-Elect
See... The man actually screens his people before picking them. That is a president. McCain's screening process needs to pick up some pointers from this one.
Wheew !! For a moment I thought he had Bill for that one, I guess he'll save him for the Ethics and Morals Committee- that's the bad news, The good news is pretty soon he'll run out of Clintonites to hire.
So, what about Janet?
Young for an AG, but experienced. Was acting AG after Reno and before Ashcroft.
Hopefully he'll bring some integrity back to the Justice Department.
Well the punditry was right on that one.
I don't think I've heard a single other name mentioned as a serious contender.
Though it's sad and stupid, that will probably be the only African American male that will be tapped. As the first AA president, Obama has to be especially (and stupidly) sensitive to demographics.
This, according to those that follow the courts, is a rock-solid pick.
If he's the best man for the job, go for it.
Joe from Georgia
Where is the promised change Mr Obama? So far every major appointment Obama has made is a long time DC insider – Started with Joe Biden (35 years); next the Chief of Staff; AG – Hillary or Richardson; and now another Clinton hold over. This is beginning to look like a Clinton administration So much for change – this is business as usual.
So if not Obama, who can you trust in Washington?
"Absolute power corrupts absolutely" Welcom to DC Mr Obama/
Good pick! I was actually hoping Deval Patrick, but Eric is more than qualify.
One more step forward, toward progress!!!
Get ready for the right wing racist remarks.
Obama understands it is TEAM. TOGETHER......... not ME ME ME
"He served as deputy attorney general under Bill Clinton "
Love the CHANGE???!??!?!??!