During an interview with Huffington Post Live, President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett pushed back against the idea that Eric Holder might step down as attorney general.
“That’s definitely not the case. I think that one of the things you learn in this business is, don’t listen to rumors,” Jarrett said bluntly. “You can take it from me — obviously I know the president pretty well, I know the attorney general pretty well, and he will be in his position for quite a while.”
Jarrett added that Holder had the “full confidence and respect” of the president.
According to a former Obama official, Jarrett has always been Holder’s “protector” inside the White House as the two are close friends.