ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Charles Gibson) CIA director William Casey's continued testimony before House For. Affairs Committee regarding extent of his involvement in Iran arms shipments and later diversion of funds to Nicaraguan Contras discussed; details given, scenes shown. Casey's apparent contradiction of self yesterday said revealed in "Washington Post "report on businessman Roy Furmark's involvement with him in arms deal. [Representative Peter KOSTMAYER - describes Casey's testimony.] Description given of House committee 's reaction to Casey's claim yesterday that Hyde Square Park Corporation and Lake Resources Incorporated, not CIA, deposited funds in agency's secret Swiss bank account; his and Representative Gerry Studds' exchange quoted on screen. Adnan Khashoggi recalled claiming General Richard Secord (ret.) formed Lake Resources Incorporated
(Monte Carlo: Barbara Walters) Khashoggi's account of his role in scandal discussed; details given, scenes shown. [KHASHOGGI - describes sequence of events leading to United States arms sales to Iran in exchange for hostages' release; recalls Robert McFarlane, David Kimche meeting, Israel's refusal to participate without President Reagan's approval.] Khashoggi's recollection of Reagan's first approval for shipments mentioned.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) "20/20" announced. Iranian Manucher Ghorbanifar's version outlined; Yaacov Nimrodi noted claiming Ghorbanifar was interviewed at CIA headquarters in Virginia last December Details given.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's public handling of scandal cited; scenes shown. [REAGAN - calls for Christmas spirit to prevail.] Byron White's participation with President in lighting national Christmas tree described, shown. President's response to inquiry about scandal mentioned. "New York Times" said claiming Nancy Reagan has enlisted aid of Michael Deaver and Stuart Spencer in trying to persuade husband to fire chief of staff Don. Regan. [Monday, Nancy REAGAN - denies fighting with husband over Regan.] Sponsors of documentary on Reagan's life, "Reagan's Way", said cancelling broadcast due to scandal; scenes shown.
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