So says the New York Times:
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will resign his post, the Justice Department said Thursday. Mr. Holder will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed.
Mr. Holder, the 82nd attorney general and the first African-American to serve in that position, had previously said he planned to leave office by the end of this year.
Particularly in President Obama’s second term, Mr. Holder has been the most prominent liberal voice of the administration.
I’m damn sorry to see him go. Holder has been an excellent AG and will be difficult to replace. Also, he makes wingnut heads esplode, and I’ll miss that about his tenure, though no doubt his successor will immediately be identified as a fellow agent of Satan, even if it’s Pam Bondi.