Holder is stepping down from his post. In recent months he discussed his plans personally with Obama and finalized those plans in an hour-long conversation with the President at the White House over Labor Day weekend. White House officials:
After serving for nearly six years as the head of the Justice Department, Holder is the first African-American to be Attorney General of the United States and will be the fourth longest person to hold the position. Holder’s accomplishments have established a historic legacy of civil rights enforcement and restoring fairness to the criminal justice system. Holder revitalized the Department’s praised Civil Rights Division, protected the rights of the LGBT community, successfully prosecuted terrorists, and fought tirelessly for voting rights, to name a few. He will remain at the Department of Justice until his post is filled.