ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 16, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Resignations of National Sec. Council staff mbrs. Rodney McDaniel and Howard Teicher; Teicher's official position on NSC with Colonel Oliver North and his role as liaison with Israelis in Iran arms deals outlined on screen, discussed. NSC adviser Frank Carlucci noted reorg. cncl.
(DC: Barry Serafin) Contd. interest in North's role with conservative orgs. under director of Carl (Spitz) Channell during recent elecs. in which he allegedly advised and aided publicity campaigns. attacking administration's Central American policy critics noted; commercial attacking Barbara Mikulski in support of MD House candidate Linda Chavez, paid for by Channell's Anti-Terrorism American Committee, cited as example Scenes shown. [CHAVEZ - felt commercial hurt her efforts.] Channell recalled denying North participated; Chavez said calling North though to have the ad stopped. [Ed ROLLINS - notes Chavez confirmed that North was conduit to Channell.] Chavez's reaction to "Washington Times" account of North's comment to her mentioned. FBI said questioning her in their investigation of Channell; latter's written statement outlined, quoted.
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