Attorney General Eric Holder Resigns

Breaking News: Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign Today

Holder, 63, to announce later on Thursday that he is leaving his role as head of the Justice Department.

The United Statesโ€™ first black attorney general, will announce later on Thursday that he plans to resign from his post as soon as a successor can be confirmed.

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi confirmed Holderโ€™s resignation during a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, where he had been due to speak.

President Obama speaks at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service - DC