Posted by | November 18, 2008 14:57 | Filed under: Top Stories

Michael Isikoff at Newsweek is reporting that Eric Holder will be nominated by Barack Obama to be the next attorney general of the United States.  Holder, who was Deputy Attorney General under Clinton, would be the first African-American in that position.

Expect conservatives to raise a stink because of Clinton’s pardon of Mark Rich.

Although there is no evidence that Holder actively pushed the pardon, he was criticized for not raising with the White House the strong objections that some Justice Department lawyers and federal prosecutors in New York had to pardoning somebody who had fled the country. But after reviewing the evidence in the case, and checking with staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Obama aides and Holder both decided the issue was highly unlikely to prove an obstacle to his confirmation, one of the sources said–especially given the Democrats’ more sizable post-election majority in the Senate.

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