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Attorney general to bid farewell after 6-year tenure

Attorney general to bid farewell as successor prepares to be sworn in next week

Attorney general to bid farewell after 6-year tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder bids farewell to the Justice Department after six years as the top U.S. law enforcement official.

He's the third-longest serving attorney general in U.S. history.

Holder is set to address employees at a ceremony.

A tribute video with appearances by his wife, President Barack Obama and members of Congress will be shown. In it, Holder describes an "emotional attachment" to the Justice Department and describes efforts to protect civil rights, prosecute terror suspects in federal court and change the criminal justice system.

His successor is Loretta Lynch, the first black female to hold the post. She was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday and will be sworn in Monday at the White House.

Holder is a former judge and U.S. attorney who took the job in 2009.

Updated : 2021-09-22 09:36 GMT+08:00