Loretta Lynch is Obama's choice for attorney general
November 8 , 2014
Loretta Lynch, the New York federal prosecutor, is US president Barack Obama’s choice to replace Eric Holder as the new attorney general.
If her appointment is confirmed by the Senate, she will become the first female African-American head of the US justice department.
Holder, the first African-American to serve in the post, resigned six weeks ago.
In a statement, the White House described 55-year-old Lynch, who trained in law at Harvard, as a “strong, independent prosecutor”.