Update: Newsweek reports that Eric Holder, a Deputy Attorney General during the Clinton era who pushed through the pardon of Marc Rich, is being tapped by Barry for the AG position. (h/t)
Update 2: Byron York at The Corner recounts the following exchanges between the late Tim Russert and Eric Holder just prior to and after the Elian Gonzalez matter in 2000:
Russert: "You wouldn't send a SWAT team in the dark of night to kidnap the child, in effect?"
Holder: "No, we don't expect anything like that to happen."
(The day after Elian was seized by SWAT eqiupped agents)
Russert: "Why such a dramatic change in position?"
Holder: "I'm not sure I'd call it a dramatic change...We waited 'til five in the morning, just before dawn."