WATCH LIVE: Obama announces Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to members of the press in the briefing room of the White House, Sept. 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. [AFP]

President Barack Obama is expected to announce the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday afternoon.

Holder's departure was widely reported earlier in the day. He is expected to leave as soon as a successor is confirmed.

Watch a live stream of Obama's remarks, as aired on NBC News, below.