Obama Plans to Name Attorney General Pick Before Thanksgiving, Adviser Says

He may seek confirmation during the lame-duck session of Congress if Republicans are willing, Dan Pfeiffer said.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (L) speaks while flanked by President Barack Obama while announcing his resignation, September 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama plans to name a nominee before Thanksgiving to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder and may seek confirmation during the lame-duck session of Congress if Republicans are willing, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said in an interview with Bloomberg Politics on Friday.

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