[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.
Anyone will be better than the misfits that the Bush admin appointed.
Congratulations and best wishes.
Fine but are we seing the end of the CLINTONS ????
To your recent Comments Wolf.... For Barack Obama.. So *I miss read! But Adolp Hitler did the same in 1936.... Millions would have gathered for him today,m in Germany.....
This man keep making history everytime he wakes up. Boooy this is a slick one we got here. Im glad my $80 donation went to this man....im about to go give some more... LOVE IT!!!!
Wow. Great choice. He's actually quite qualified. The fact that it's a racial first is just icing on the cake. Now Obama, please pick Janet Napolitano to head Homeland Security. She would be a GREAT pick 🙂
Not very happy about his picks so far. I voted for Obama not the Clinton's! This is becoming the Clinton Administion What happened to new fresh ideas and change? all of his big picks have been former Clinton people and pretty conservative as well. NOT HAPPY AT ALL NOT HAPPY AT ALL.!!!!!!!!
I think the Obama Administration will be one of the best in history. He is really surrounding his self with the right people.
He is holding no grudges against the opposition. He is already trying to work with Republicans to get things done in this country. Obama realizes its going to take everyone (Democrats, Republicans and Independents) to get this country back on its feet.
God Bless Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden and their families.
God Bless the United States of American!!!!
Another Clinton person. Is Obama really this stupid?
I thought we were done with the Clinton administration?
I guess for those that missed it or didn't....this will be a repeat.
So much for "C-H-A-N-G-E".
"If confirmed, Holder will become the first African-American to hold the position" Was he choosen because he is African American or qualified and who happenes to be an African American?...
Can`t we just stop saying who is first of anything?
I am amazed that media is criticizing (or at least questioning) this selection based on the fact that Eric Holder was deputy attorney general under Janet Reno, when President Clinton pardoned Rich. Give me break, who is going to go against a Presiden'ts decision on such issues?? I think media likes to dig dirt that is not related to the person under review.
Excellent! Moving in the right direction!
CNN stop keeping me in moderation?!?!?!?!
that a good pick. anyone who followed the Clinton administration would know this guy was the best and working behind the desk doing all the work
eXCELLENT cHOICE – gO barack 2012
Another Clinton-era leftover? Come on, Obama! Where's the change?
Good choice he's been in the Clinton administration and knows his way around Washington DC.
So much for change...he's just putting in members of the Clinton Administration to go back to old policies...the only change were going to have is change left in our pockets.
what an amazing admistration this will be.
I'm ecstatic about this choice. I'm glad to see that President Obama is taking his time to find the right people that's why? he is going to be the best president of our time.
The transition is moving right along...It is an exciting time!!
Congratulations, Eric Holder!!
he is a good choice pres elect obama is putting together a great and loyal team
This is wonderful new and beautifel day, now lets hope Al Sharpton is to be head Of Housing & Devepment!