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Singer-songwriter Graham Nash is among a group that has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. urging an investigation into "allegations of torture ... by former government officials and others" from the Bush administration.

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Senators are worried that Loretta Lynch, who would become the nation's first black female attorney general, has too many similarities to Eric H. Holder Jr., who has had an adversarial relationship with the legislative branch. (Associated Press)

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Sens. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat (right), and Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican (left), asked about federal policy and the usage of simulator towers in a joint letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. puts his hand to his face while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Associated Press photo.

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President Barack Obama listens at right as U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, when the president announced he would nominate Ms. Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is at the center of the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

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Christina Bijou, from Greenbelt, Maryland, rallies outside the Department of Justice to call on the Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to help secure justice for Michael Brown. (Alex Brandon)

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Christina Bijou, from Greenbelt, Maryland, rallies outside the Department of Justice to call on the Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to help secure justice for Michael Brown.

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announces a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over the sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities. (Associated Press)

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"We're taking a historic step to strengthen our justice system and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society," Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement (Associated Press)

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"We're taking a historic step to strengthen our justice system and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society," Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement (Associated Press)

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Illinois Republican, called on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to investigate reports that the Department of Veterans Affairs submitted fake waiting list times in order to bolster its numbers while keeping secret lists of patients’ actual wait times. (associated press)

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Illinois Republican, called on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to investigate reports that the Department of Veterans Affairs submitted fake waiting list times in order to bolster its numbers while keeping secret lists of patients’ actual wait times. (associated press)

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The U.S. Sentencing Commission included a rebuke of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. while approving reduced sentencing guidelines for certain nonviolent drug offenses. (Associated Press)

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The U.S. Sentencing Commission included a rebuke of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. while approving reduced sentencing guidelines for certain nonviolent drug offenses. (Associated Press)

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HOLDING: "All the options that we have are on the table," says Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who insists his department's inquiry into the IRS is free from politics. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will issue guidance giving wiggle room to banks that work with marijuana clients in violation of federal banking laws. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will issue guidance giving wiggle room to banks that work with marijuana clients in violation of federal banking laws. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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The House of Representatives has already voted to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for withholding Fast and Furious documents. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr of Georgia has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. urging him to back off his attempt to restore the so-called "assault weapons" ban of 1994. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)