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Iran/Contra Hearings #109110

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Robert McFarlane's continued testimony in Iran/Contra hearings featured; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Warren RUDMAN - questions McFarlane's lack of notification of Congress about use of federal drug agents in scheme to ransom United States hostages.] [McFARLANE - responds; cites Israel as example] [Senator George MITCHELL - questions McFarlane's conscious obstruction of justice in relationship to Colonel Oliver North's plans to shred White House documents, his misleading of Congress] [McFARLANE - responds.] [MITCHELL - accuses McFarlane of deliberate participation in falsifying chronology.] [McFARLANE - apologizes for earlier outburst.] [Representative Peter RODINO - questions McFarlane's failure to advise North against planned crime.] [McFARLANE - responds.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) McFarlane noted restating claim that he regularly informed President Reagan about Contra operation.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Saudi King Fahd recalled increase aid to Contras immediately following 1985 White House meeting with President Reagan; details given, scenes shown. President's denial yesterday that he solicited Contra aid from another country recalled; McFarlane's testimony on issue reviewed. [Today, REAGAN - acknowledges personal diary records Fahd's aid increase] Contd. question of administration's possible solicitation of Fahd considered. [Senator William COHEN - wants White House to admit truth.] President's description of his reaction to hearing of Fahd's incrd. aid quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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