[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.