Attorney General

Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday morning by Vice President Joe Biden as the 83rd U.S. attorney general during a moving ceremony at the U.S. Department of Justice. The long-awaited ceremony followed a rancorous debate over the Republican Senate’s five-month delay to confirm Lynch in a partisan dispute with President Barack Obama. Finally confirmed last […]

After months of delays and bitter recriminations, the Senate on Tuesday ended a stalemate over a bill to help victims of sex trafficking, paving the way for a confirmation vote for Loretta E. Lynch to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general, according to The New York Times. A vote is scheduled to take […]

Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” recently sat down with outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder for an exclusive one-on-one interview covering his tenure as the nation’s first African American Attorney General, criminal justice reform and what’s next for him once he leaves office. In this portion of their chat, Holder discusses police community relations and […]

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with Roland Martin about criminal justice reform during a recent one-on-one interview for TV One’s “NewsOne Now.” During their discussion Martin highlighted the fact that criminal justice issues surrounding sentencing and mandatory minimums have come into the forefront in the past six years since he and President Obama have […]

Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” recently sat down with outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder for an exclusive one-on-one interview covering a wide rage of topics including how he has dealt with staunch opposition from Republicans and his critics. Holder explained to Martin when responding to harsh criticism, “You always have to maintain the dignity […]

Hillary Clinton, a possible 2016 Democratic presidential contender, slammed the Republican Party for delaying Loretta Lynch’s confirmation Monday, accusing leaders of blocking the first Black female U.S. Attorney General. Lynch’s nomination, announced last fall, has been bedeviled by a series of delays orchestrated by Republicans. On Monday, leaders sandbagged the nomination approval by tying it […]

Loretta E. Lynch on Thursday was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to replace outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. in what promises to be a contentious nomination vote before the full Republican-controlled Senate, according to media reports. The New York Times reports: The panel voted 12 to 8 to advance Ms. Lynch, President […]

Roland Martin, Barbara Arnwine and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (Rashard Robinson, Lauren Victoria Burke and Armstrong Williams) look at President Barack Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. Arnwine summed up Lynch’s qualifications saying, “She has impeccable legal credentials,” is already an advisor to Attorney General Eric Holder and  is a “lawyer’s laywer.” Arnwine […]

Podcast: Download Attorney General Eric Holder delivered his first remarks after announcing resignation on Thursday in an emotion press conference with Pres. Barack Obama. Friday, during an address to the Congressional Black Caucus, Holder thanked the CBC for their support and explained that he is still the current Attorney General of the United States. Holder went on […]

Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday morning. The U.S. Department of Justice’s director of Public Affairs, Brian Fallon, released the following statement on the condition of Holder this morning: “During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath. As a precaution, the Attorney […]