Holder To Finish 93 U.S. Attorney Visits; How Much Longer Will He Stay?


Is Attorney General Eric Holder readying his exit strategy? The Washington Post reported earlier that he had decided to stay in his job through the fall midterm elections but that he would not commit beyond the end of the year. Now, the Post says his travel schedule this month could give another clue to his intentions.

One of his major goals was to visit all 93 U.S. attorney's offices. There are only three left on the list, and he's traveling to two of them this week, in Louisville and Lexington, Ky. He's saving for last the office nearest and dearest to him at the William J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Scranton, Pa. Holder and Judge Nealon, 87, have been close for many years, after Holder, then a young Justice Department prosecutor, handled a major corruption case in Scranton. He's going to Scranton at the end of this month, so that's one more initiative checked off.

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