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Iran Arms Scandal #100807

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) White House communications director Patrick Buchanan's attack on President Reagan's critics, in today's "Washington Post", featured; scenes shown. [BUCHANAN - calls for Congress, media support of Pres, delayed judgment on Oliver North.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - opposes breaking law regardless of policy.] [Representative Michael BARNES - thinks Buchanan should be fired for promoting high officials' individual right to break law.] Admin. official's reaction to both Reagan and chief of staff Don. Regan refusing to criticize Buchanan's statement quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Nancy Reagan said denying arguing with husband over Regan; scenes shown. Scope of powers Justice Department wants for independent cnsl. outlined on screen, discussed.

(No location given: Barbara Walters) Switzerland's Credit Suisse reported freezing account of Lake Resources Incorporated, the account used for Iranian arms sales; details given of transactions involving Israeli arms dealers Yaacov Nimrodi, Al Schwimmer, General Richard Secord (ret.), Colonel Oliver North. Secord's role in private operations to supply Contras noted.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Walters, Barbara

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