ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 19, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Tower commission's interview of hospitalized Robert McFarlane said uncovering new conflict in President Reagan's and chief of staff Don. Regan's testimony to commission on his role in Iran arms scandal; details given, scenes shown. Press spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater mentioned. [Senator David DURENBERGER - believes McFarlane's recollection of events rather than Regan's.] Data found in National Sec. Council computer files on diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras, role of lobbyist Carl "Spitz" Channell and relationship with release of hostages considered. Former CIA director William Casey's urging of colleagues to obtain hostages' release in time for President Reagan's campaign appearances for Republican cands. noted.
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