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Attorney General Eric Holder has no specific plans to step down by the end of 2014, Obama administration officials say, contrary to a new magazine report.
The New Yorker, in a piece about Holder's battles over voting rights, said President Obama's attorney general "will leave office sometime this year."
That is a misinterpretation of a frequent Holder comment that he plans to stay in the job until at least most of 2014, officials said.
"Actually, most he said was he planned to stay well into '14," tweeted Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon.
The Justice Department released Holder's full comment to the magazine during an interview in December: "I still have things I want to do ... I'm going to be for a while ...What I've said is, I'm going to be here certainly into 2014. Well into 2014."
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