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Iran Arms Scandal / Gates Confirmation Hearings #107505

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 18, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Contd. Senator confirmation hearings for acting CIA director Robert Gates due to agency's role in Iran arms scandal under director William Casey and deputy Gates featured; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Arlen SPECTER - criticizes Casey's November testimony, prepared with Gates.] Specter's specific criticism, include of CIA legal cnsl. Stanley Sporkin, outlined on screen. [GATES - defs. Sporkin's judgment.] [SPECTER, GATES - argue point] [Senator Bill BRADLEY - questions Gates' actions in future.] [GATES - responds.] [SPECTER - questions Gates' confrontation with Casey over Iran plan.] [GATES - responds.] Committee said voting on Gates after submission of Tower commission report

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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