Internal DOJ Investigation a Surprise to Ex-Gonzales Aide

Former Nevada U.S. attorney Daniel Bogden noted in his answers to the committee, "I am unable to determine any clear justification or reason for the request that I step down as United States attorney. Further, the testimony of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and some of the disclosed information from the interviews of several Justice Department officials, including the testimony of Kyle Sampson before the Senate Judiciary Committee, have offered no reasonable, believable explanation for the request and only offered a number of contradictions."

Bogden added, "[It was] explained to me words to the effect that the administration had a short two-year window of opportunity to put an individual into my United States attorney's position in order to have the experience of serving as United States attorney, have that title and experience on his or her resume so the Republican party would have more future candidates for the federal bench and future political position."

ABC News' Jack Date and Ariane de Vogue contributed to this report.

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