ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 16, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Report by Congress investigating committee on Iran/Contra scandal said to be released soon. Major report noted critical of President Reagan and his aides, especially Attorney General Edwin Meese. Report's position on CIA and Colonel Oliver North stated. [On July 10, NORTH - says CIA director wanted self- sustaining entity to perform activities on behalf of US.] Report said not accepting North's testimony that he got idea for funnelling money to Contras from arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar. [NORTH - says it was neat idea.] Report said believing North's notes rather than his testimony as to his involvement in Iran/Contra scandal. Refusal of committee members Representatives Lee Hamilton and Ed Jenkins to sign stmts. by rest of Democrats on committee attacking admin. reported Rebuttal to House Democrats by Senators Dan. Inouye and Warren Rudman reported
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