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Iran Arms Scandal #100827

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane's testimony yesterday recalled contradicting attorney general's version of when President Reagan became involved in Iran arms scandal.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President, during photograph session with Zaire's President Mobutu Sese Seko, noted declining comment on discrepancies; scenes shown. [REAGAN - jokes about televised hearings.] Press spokesperson Larry Speakes mentioned refusing to ask President directly what he remembered; President Gerald Ford recalled appearing on Capitol Hill in 1974 to answer questions about his pardon for Richard Nixon. Footage shown. [Communications director Patrick BUCHANAN - defs. Colonel Oliver North's use of Iranian money to fund Contras.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ambassador to Lebanon John Kelly, who unknown to Secretary State George Shultz, aided National Sec. Council's execution of its scheme, reported being questioned at State Department today. Kelly's brother James Kelly mentioned NSC staff mbr.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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