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Holder announces he may step down

After numerous scandals, Attorney General Eric Holder discovers that he might not be the best man for the job.

Capitol Hill Republicans may not have Attorney General Eric Holder to kick around much longer.

The nation‚??s top cop told laws students at the University of Baltimore this week he needs to talk to President Barack Obama and his family before deciding whether to serve a second term, CBS News has reported.

‚??That‚??s something that I‚??m in the process now of trying to determine,‚?Ě Holder said. ‚??I have to think about, can I contribute in a second term?‚?Ě

‚??[I have to] really ask myself the question about, do I think there are things that I still want to do? Do I have gas left in the tank? It‚??s been an interesting and tough four years, so I really just don‚??t know,‚?Ě Holder said.

The attorney general serves at the pleasure of the president, and Obama has not indicated whether or not he wants Holder for another four years.

Holder has been embroiled in controversy beginning with the tragic Fast and Furious gun walking operation in 2009 that left one federal agent dead.

House lawmakers found the attorney general in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents during its investigation of the matter.

Human Events has also reported that Holder faces questions for failing to disclose financial ties to a controversial abortion doctor in Georgia, where his wife owns the building where the doctor once operated. The doctor has been indicted for Medicare fraud.

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Audrey Hudson is an award-winning investigative journalist whose enterprise reporting has sparked numerous congressional investigations that led to laws signed by Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. She won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award for Public Service in 2009 for her report on dangerous drug experiments by the federal government on war veterans, which prompted internal investigations and needed reforms within the Veterans Affairs Department. The report also captured first place for investigative reporting by the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a finalist of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Webby Awards for news and politics. Her breaking stories have been picked up and followed by major news publications and periodicals, including Readers Digest, Washington Monthly, and The Weekly Standard, as well as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Washington Post. With nearly 20 years of experience in Washington as a newspaper reporter and as a Capitol Hill staffer for Western lawmakers, she will now lead Human Events‚?? coverage of energy and environmental issues. A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Hudson has worked inside the Beltway for nearly two decades -- on Capitol Hill as a Senate and House spokeswoman, and most recently at The Washington Times covering Congress, Homeland Security, and the Supreme Court. Audrey‚??s email is AHudson@EaglePub.Co