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Gonzales Admits Missteps in Attorney Firings

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Gonzales Admits Missteps in Attorney Firings

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Gonzales Admits Missteps in Attorney Firings

Gonzales Admits Missteps in Attorney Firings

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This week, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will testify to Congress about the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys. In a statement released Sunday, Gonzales acknowledged, "In hindsight, I would have handled this differently."

While saying that he should have "done more personally" to monitor and execute the review process for the attorneys, Gonzales stood by the firings. "I did not, and would not, ask for a resignation of any individual in order to interfere with or influence a particular prosecution for partisan political gain," he said.

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