Obama Nominates Fired U.S. Attorney

After being ousted by the Bush administration in 2007, a Nevada U.S. attorney may get his job back. President Obama nominated Daniel G. Bogden—who was forced to resign along with eight other federal prosecutors, sparking investigations into whether the dismissals were politically motivated—to serve as U.S. attorney in Nevada. Justice Department officials testified before Congress that there was nothing wrong with Bogden’s performance as U.S. attorney, and the department’s inspector general said no interviewed senior officials agreed that Bogden should be forced to step down. “I sincerely appreciate the opportunity that this nomination represents for me to return to public service,” said Bogden. Among his supporters are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator John Ensign (R-NV), who commended Obama for the nomination.