WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder bids farewell to the Justice Department after six years as the nation's top law enforcement official.
Holder is set to address employees at a ceremony Friday afternoon.
A tribute video with appearances by his wife, President Barack Obama and members of Congress will be shown. In it, Holder describes an "emotional attachment" to the department and describes efforts to protect civil rights, prosecute terror suspects in federal court and change the criminal justice system.
His successor is Loretta Lynch. She was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden will swear Lynch into office Monday at the Justice Department.
Holder is a former judge and U.S. attorney who took the job in 2009. He's the third-longest serving attorney general in U.S. history.