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Iran/Contra Scandal / Bush / CIA #106962

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Evidence that Vice President George Bush may have favored arms for hostages deal reported; details given of computer message implicating Bush. Roles of John Poindexter, Robert McFarlane, Secretary of State George Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger noted. [Representative Lee HAMILTON - says note shows Bush supported arms to Iran.] [While campaigning in New Hampshire, BUSH - responds.] [Senator Howell HEFLIN - backs Bush.] [Senator William COHEN - says Bush supported President Reagan with regard to return of hostages.] Issue of Bush's refusal to say what he privately told Reagan about Iranian arms affair noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Disciplining of 4 CIA agents for roles in Iranian arms affair by new director William Webster reported

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:02:00

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