[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/11/18/art.holder1118.ap.jpg caption="CNN has learned that President-elect Obama offered the position of Attorney General to Eric Holder, a veteran of the Clinton administration."]
(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.
He can't be any worse than Ashcroft. Hopefully the vetting process will include a specific investigation as to his stand on the preservation of our freedoms which have been eroded these past 8 years. . .
Good ONe. very steady indeed. Looks to be shaping up for a real USA correction of the destroyed Bush white house.
Congrats. he did a great job under Clinton
I was hoping for Deval Patrick. But I trust President-Elect Obama and his team.
Congrautlation Mr. Holder.
Once again, excellent choice!!!
Obama is "cookin with gas" as we say in the south!
Once all these cabinet positions are filled, this will be an awesome administration.
congrats Mr Holder. and wow this is amazing. im so proud of our new president. love him love him love him love him
Was this the best choice? I am concerned that Obama is choosing a lot of ex-Clinton staff. Surely there are new, up and coming Dems who could fill at least some of the positions, and he promised to include Repubs in his cabinet as well.
Another AWESOME decision by our next president!
i think it,s a great pick by the Obama team.
Yes, congratulations Eric Holder.....................you will be great.
How unusual, an appointee from the Clinton Administration. Webster needs to change the definition of "change".
I like this pick and hope Mr. Holder is confirmed.
CONGRATULATION AG HOLDEN. I know you are a man of highest integrity and impeccable grace.
John LLB. FLE
Tell us something we don't know......this was no brainer!
Of course Sen. Obama picked Eric Holder.
Wow, more smart people!!!
Feels good to have smart people in government once again!
once again...more of the old Clinton gang. This is looking more like a Clinton administration than an Obama one.
Hooray THAT'S A GOOD ONE!!!!!
Good for him!!
Hopefully, he will be an honest guy that has the best intentions. Follow the laws, that's all I really want.
Yes, congratulations to Mr. Holder.
President Elect Obama is definitely bringing change. Get behind your President folks and we will get through the perilous times on the horizon.
President Elect Obama is very smart to surround himself with people from the Clinton administration.
What is taking him so long to nominate Hillary for State?
I read alot about this guy and sure will be a great choice...
i like the mustauche!!!