When the Bush Administration fired nine U.S. Attorneys in 2006, it was no doubt a political decision. Rove, the alleged "genius" behind the Bush-Cheney Adminsitration, went to great lengths to turn neutral governmental agencies and departments into political brigades.
For those who doubt the politicalization of the U.S. Department of Justice, just take a look at what happened when the Rove Republican Racket took control of the rebuilding and reconstruction of Iraq. Read the link below from The Washington Post. It will anger if not astonish you.