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Specter questions Gonzales' press-conference preparation

Watch Specter and Gonzales spar at Thursday's Senate Judiciary hearing.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Arlen Specter, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary committee, had some tough questions for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at Wednesday's hearings.

The Pennsylvania Republican pressed Gonzales on earlier statements at a press conference concerning the extent of his involvement in the firings.

"I'm asking you, do you prepare for your press conference?" Specter said. "Were you prepared when you said you weren't involved in any deliberations?"

"Senator, I've already conceded that I misspoke at that press conference," Gonzales replied. "There was nothing intentional."

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