Jarrett: Holder 'will be in his position for quite awhile'

"One of the things you learn in this business is, don’t listen to rumors," Jarrett said in an interview with HuffPost Live. "You can take it from me. Obviously, I know the president pretty well, and I know the attorney general very well, and he will be in his position for quite awhile."

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Jarrett added that Holder had "the president's full confidence and respect."

"He is resistant, and he is tough, and he is strong, and he is perfectly capable of defending himself, and he is an outstanding attorney general, who enjoys the full confidence of the president of the United States," Jarrett said.

The comments come despite Holder hinting at a congressional hearing earlier in the day that his tenure at the Justice Department could be limited.

“The tipping point might be fatigue,” Holder told the Senate Appropriations Committee. “You get to a point where you just get tired.”

Holder said he would bring up a transition with President Obama after he felt like he had accomplished his personal goals in the office.

"I think that change is frequently a good thing for an organization, a new perspective. . . . This has been the honor of my professional life, to serve as attorney general. But I also have such respect for the Department of Justice that I want to make sure that it operates at peak efficiency and that new ideas are constantly being explored," Holder said.

Administration officials have insisted that Holder retains the full confidence of the president, releasing a statement from White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough praising Holder’s “intellect, experience and integrity.”