Holder thought about stepping down after the last election but decided to stay to achieve some of his goals and leave on his own terms but controversy has stuck to him like shit to a fuzzy blanket.
From the New York Times;
If Mr. Holder really thought he could escape controversy, the last few weeks have reinforced how inescapable controversy has become for the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. A furor over tactics in leak investigations, including secretly obtaining phone logs for reporters at The Associated Press and Fox News, has again engulfed the attorney general in allegations, investigations and calls for resignation.snip
The White House views the attacks on Mr. Holder as a “political agenda” and “would not hasten the departure of someone who’s competent and runs the department and is a friend because there’s a drumbeat,” said William M. Daley, a former White House chief of staff under Mr. Obama. “Whoever Barack Obama puts in there, these people will try to drumbeat him out of there, no matter what.”
But that does not mitigate the frustration of some presidential aides. “The White House is apoplectic about him, and has been for a long time,” said a Democratic former government official who did not want to be identified while talking about friends.
I do believe it to be true that it wouldn't matter who Obama put in the spot that there would be a lot of pressure.
There is also a good fucking reason for that.
One only has to look at the absolute lack of prosecution in the ongoing financial sector criminality.
They are more worried about internal information leaks than they are the continued and blatant economic pillaging going on world wide and based right here in the United States, right under their fucking noses.
Everything else pales in comparison to that.
Fast and furious is a children's game compared to the big banks rigging the LIBOR rate. We are talking about hundreds of trillions of fucking dollars.
Nobody went to jail for that shit and if I recall there was something like SIXTEEN fucking banks in on that scam.
Because the LIBOR rate is basically a British banking system utensil regulators here and in Britain all tried covering their asses which this statement points out so nicely;
The New York Fed and the Bank of England say they didn’t act because they had no responsibility for oversight of Libor. That fell to the British Bankers’ Association, the industry lobbying group that created the rate in 1986 and largely ignored recommendations from central bankers after 2008 to change the way it was computed.
Citibank, J.P. Morgan and Bank of America were right in the middle of that shit.
Those are U.S. based banks which means that the fucking FED had a vested interest in getting involved in that shit and we got bupkiss.
Moving right along, now we find out that the Justice Department got the Associated Press phone records in yet another illegal wiretap situation and now we have the Justice Department investigating the Justice Department.
Somehow they break this news with a straight face.
You're fucking right Holder should step down.
Until the political pressure and the possible fallout gets to be too much to bear, I don't see Obama bailing on his BFF but politics can be a fickle business and if the cost gets too high you can bet your homesick ass Obama would stick his hand out in a second looking for his resignation.
Politicians are always more concerned about their own interests above all else.
Now that the fact that certain people are already measuring the guy up for his liabilities has been made public, you can expect the pressure to come hard to finish him.