Number two U.S. Justice Department official to step down: source

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Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:59 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 2 official at the U.S. Justice Department, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, is planning to step down from his post, a person familiar with his plans said on Thursday.

Cole's departure is the latest in a series from top officials at the agency, including Attorney General Eric Holder who last month announced plans to leave the department.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined comment.

(Reporting by Aruna Viswanatha; Editing by Susan Heavey)