Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Attorney General: Eric Holder, Clinton-Era DOJ Official
Newsweek reports that President-Elect Barack Obama has selected Eric Holder, a partner at Covington and Burling, a prestigious law firm in Washington, D.C., as Attorney General. Holder was Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration. If chosen, Holder would become the first black Attorney General. According to reports, Obama will make the announcement after he names other cabinet picks (but secrets are difficult to maintain in DC). So far, Clinton officials have done pretty well for themselves in the new administration!