Eric Holder to Step Down as Attorney General – Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce he will resign as the nation’s top law-enforcement official on Thursday but will remain in office until a successor is confirmed, U.S. officials said. President Barack Obama is expected to announce the resignation at the White House on Thursday afternoon. He hasn’t yet chosen a successor, a White House official said. Mr. Holder, who has been in the job since the beginning of the Obama administration, has long signaled he plans to leave the job by the end of 2014. He could ultimately stay in his post beyond year-end if the White House’s nomination process doesn’t go smoothly.