Archivist of the United States John Carlin was pressured by the White House in December to submit his resignation without being given any reason, according to documentation submitted last week at a hearing to consider President Bush's nomination of his successor.
In a letter to Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Carlin said White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales called Dec. 5 and told him "the administration would like to appoint a new archivist. I asked why, and there was no reason given."
The White House would not say why Bush wanted to replace Carlin.
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