President-elect Barack Obama is set to appoint Eric Holder attorney general, making him the first African American to hold the position, reports say. Holder, 57, served as deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration and was a legal advisor for Obama’s campaign. There is no official word yet from Obama’s camp, but according to Newsweek, after some discussions Obama made an offer to Holder and he accepted. “The announcement is not likely until after Obama announces his choices to lead the Treasury and State Department,” said the magazine. Holder has been publicly critical of the Bush adminstration in the past saying that to combat the “disastrous course” set under his reign, the United States should shut down Guantanamo Bay.