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Whoa: ‘Department of Scandal’ getting a vacancy? Holder reportedly resigning

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Well, it’s about damn time:

Attorney General Eric Holder resigning, reports @johnson_carrie. Stay tuned to @nprnews for more on this breaking story…

— Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) September 25, 2014

More detail on the Attorney General Holder resignation here, an @nprnews exclusive from @johnson_carrie: http://t.co/zkVpkE4CrA

— Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) September 25, 2014

Via NPR:

Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress.

Two sources familiar with the decision tell NPR that Holder, 63, intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year. A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly “adamant” about his desire to leave soon for fear he otherwise could be locked in to stay for much of the rest of President Obama’s second term.

Don’t let the door … you know, on second thought, let it hit you. You deserve it.

Eric Holder resigning? Good riddance.

— Sam Valley (@SamValley) September 25, 2014

"I'm out" pic.twitter.com/Tz7xXnVQW4

— Matthew (@Matthops82) September 25, 2014

Eric Holder is resigning. Dang, Obama's minions are dropping like flies lately.

— C (@chelsea_elisa) September 25, 2014

Obama's Press Sec steps down, IRS director resigns, Health Secretary resigns, now Attorney General Eric Holder resigns. But "phony scandals"

— C (@chelsea_elisa) September 25, 2014

Eric Holder to resign as head of Department of Scandal.

— Matthew (@Matthops82) September 25, 2014

Attorney General Holder Stepping Down to Join Private Sector in Nation of Cowards pic.twitter.com/sqAmEtcjBj

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) September 25, 2014

I guess the White House wanted to confirm a new Attorney General while Democrats still control the Senate.

— Brandt (@UrbanAchievr) September 25, 2014

I'm sure Holder resigning has nothing to with the fact that there's an election in 40 days.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 25, 2014

There's only so much race baiting a guy can do as AG.. Private sector much more lucrative. #LeanForward

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 25, 2014

BREAKING: Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down to spend more time with his guns in Mexico.

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) September 25, 2014

Heh.

I think it's a national disgrace that Eric Holder wasn't fired and is retiring on his own. The man is a disaster.

— RB (@RBPundit) September 25, 2014

Agreed.

I would have preferred a perp walk, but hey, I’ll take it.

— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) September 25, 2014

Guess we’ll just have to take what we can get.

So, what’s next?

I foresee a huge nomination fight over Attorney General nominee William Ayers.

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) September 25, 2014

Gird your loins, everybody.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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Update:

BREAKING: White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning.

— The Associated Press (@AP) September 25, 2014

AG Holder will announce his resignation this afternoon, per WH official. Will remain at DOJ until post is filled

— Justin Sink (@JTSTheHill) September 25, 2014

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Update:

WH just announced Pres Obama will announce Holder's departure at 430pm/ET event in the State Dining Room.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 25, 2014

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More:

So, why’s Eric Holder resigning now? Here’s one promising theory

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