Holder

No Attorney General Pick Until After Elections, White House Says

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Eric H. Holder Jr. better not pack up his Justice Department office just yet.  

President Barack Obama will not be nominating a successor to his long-serving attorney general until after the midterm elections, a White House official confirmed Tuesday. Holder has said he will remain at the Justice Department until a new attorney general is confirmed by the Senate.  

Holder Acknowledges DOJ Review of CIA Spying Allegations

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The Justice Department is reviewing allegations made by the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee accusing each other of improper activity.  

Asked about the matter on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., stopped short of calling the Justice Department's involvement an investigation.