Eric Holder holds on to attorney general job

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will remain in his position for the time being, according to a White House official cited by The Associated Press.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will also continue in their positions, according to the White House official.

Though the AP reported that Holder “will remain with the Obama administration as it enters a second term,” it is not clear whether he will defy expectations and stay longer than a few more months.

Holder in November accepted President Obama’s invitation to stay on for at least the beginning of Obama’s second term, with no timetable set for his rumored departure.

Press coverage of the White House official’s announcement has so far phrased the news accordingly.

“A senior WH Official tells me Eric Holder, Kathleen Sebelius and Eric Shinseki will be staying as the President begins his 2nd term,” ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl tweeted.

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