Obama to nominate Loretta Lynch to be next attorney general: report
United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch speaks during an announcement of the arrest of Abraxas J. ("A.J.") Discala, CEO of OmniView Capital, and six co-conspirators for fraudulent market manipulation at the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, New York July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

President Barack Obama is expected to nominate U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to become the next U.S. attorney general, CNN reported Friday.


Lynch, 55, currently serves as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, which covers the borough of Brooklyn, and is thought to be a non-controversial candidate who would be easily confirmed.

Lynch will take the place of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

A White House spokesman declined to confirm the CNN report.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards; Editing by Bill Trott)