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Iran Arms Scandal / Special Prosecutor Suit #108442

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 09, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Court hearing today on Colonel Oliver North's suit to halt investigation of Iran arms scandal by special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh featured; arguments presented Judge Barrington Parker by North's attorney Barry Simon and Justice Department's James Spears outlined on screen, discussed; scenes shown. [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - doubts North's legal maneuvers will succeed.] (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's perception of North as national hero recalled; scenes shown. [Maureen REAGAN - describes father's alleged reaction to aides' activities.] President's daughter said referring to North and John Poindexter; disagreement between Congress cmtes. investigating Iran arms scandal and special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh on issue of immunity for North and Poindexter explained. [Senator David BOREN - favors granting immunity for sake of getting to the truth.] [Maureen REAGAN - feels North and Poindexter should be court-martialed for treason.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) No. members of Senator select committee favoring immunity for North, Poindexter &Richard Secord noted. Pvt. fundraiser Carl Channell reported denying funds he sent Contras last year were diverted from Iranian arms sales.

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Troute, Dennis
Duration:
00:04:30

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