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President Obama today officially announced his nomination of Loretta Lynch, a two-time United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

“It’s pretty hard to be more qualified for this job than Loretta Lynch,” the president said at a news conference today after praising the work of Attorney General Eric Holder.

“I can think of no better public servant to be our next attorney general,” he said.

Obama said the Senate had overwhelmingly confirmed Lynch twice before for the post of U.S. Attorney and “it’s my hope that the Senate will confirm her for a third time without delay.”


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