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Attorney General Eric Holder

Updated 9:32 AM ET, Fri April 24, 2015
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder attends a meeting with the My Brother's Keeper Task Force to receive a 90-day report on its progress in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in May 2014. Holder's resignation was announced in September 2014, but his replacement, Loretta Lynch, was not confirmed by the Senate until April 23, 2015. Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images
Holder talks with his father, Eric Holder Sr., after being sworn in as the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia in 1993. Nancy Andrews/The Washington Post/GETTY IMAGES
Holder shakes hands with then-President Bill Clinton as Attorney General Janet Reno, Holder's boss, looks on at an American Bar Association event at the White House in 1999. Ron Edmonds/AP
Holder walks with Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, in June 2008 after they were tasked with searching for a running mate for then-Sen. Barack Obama. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
Holder is sworn in as attorney general by Vice President Joe Biden in February 2009. Holder's wife, Dr. Sharon Malone, is by his side. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
Holder announces in November 2009 that five men accused of the September 11 terror attacks would be tried in a New York civilian court. He said the government would seek the death penalty against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Holder is greeted by members of Congress as he arrives at the U.S. House of Representatives in May 2010. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Holder answers a student's question after a speech commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Duquesne University School of Law in February 2011. Keith Srakocic/AP
Holder talks to reporters after meeting with U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in June 2012. Issa and Holder met to discuss releasing documents related to the botched Fast and Furious investigation. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Holder takes questions at a news conference in May 2013. He said he recused himself from a national security leak investigation in which prosecutors obtained the phone records of Associated Press journalists. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Holder leaves after speaking of his disappointment in a Supreme Court ruling that declared a key part of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional in June 2013. J. Scott Applewhite/ap
Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. Holder traveled to Ferguson to oversee the federal government's investigation into a police officer's shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images
Holder wipes away tears in September 2014 as his resignation is announced by President Barack Obama in Washington. Holder, who led the Department of Justice for six years, stayed in the position until his replacement, Loretta Lynch, was confirmed. Evan Vucci/AP
Holder testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, January 29, on oversight of the Justice Department and reform of government surveillance programs. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Holder and his wife, Sharon Malone, look on as artist Simmie Knox unveils Holder's official portrait during a ceremony at the Justice Department in Washington on Friday, February 27. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Holder delivers remarks about the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, at the Department of Justice in Washington on Thursday, March 12. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images