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Deputy AG Says His Testimony Was 'Incomplete'

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Deputy AG Says His Testimony Was 'Incomplete'

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Deputy AG Says His Testimony Was 'Incomplete'

Deputy AG Says His Testimony Was 'Incomplete'

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Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty told the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that he never intended to mislead Congress about the firings of several federal prosecutors last year. But he acknowledged that his earlier testimony to Congress was "incomplete."

The committee is investigating charges that, under the leadership of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the Justice Department increasingly has been used to serve political ends.

In two other congressional committees Thursday, the administration also faced criticism about alleged politicization of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the department's legal opinion of President Bush's domestic surveillance program.