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Iran Arms Scandal #100322

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 10, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Charles Gibson) CIA director William Casey's testimony at closed session of House For. Affairs Committee regarding his and/or agency's role in Iran arms scandal noted; scenes shown. [Representative Peter KOSTMAYER - describes Casey's testimony on "New York Times" claim that he knew for some time of diversion of Iran arms sale funds to Nicaraguan Contras.] Casey's testimony on Swiss bank account from which funds were diverted to Contras and President Reagan's order to him to keep Iran arms sales secret from Congress outlined on screen. [KOSTMAYER - notes inordinate amount of information allegedly unknown to Casey.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - believes President had to have known.] [Representative Michael DeWINE - attacks Solarz's position.] [CASEY - declines comment.] Archibald Cox's letter to Congress today on evidence of high-level duplicity quoted, outlined on screen; Cox recalled special prosecutor during Watergate.

Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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