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Iran/Contra Hearings #109226

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 19, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Contd. testimony in Iran/Contra hearings of Robert Owen, former aide to Colonel Oliver North, on their roles in illegal Contra funding operation featured; details given, scenes shown. [House cnsl. Neil EGGLESTON - questions Owen's clandestine mtg. with New York City contact.] [OWEN - responds.] Owen said giving money involved to Richard Secord. [EGGLESTON - questions White House memorandum to North.] [OWEN - responds; notes North was nicknamed "Blood and Guts"; recalls their discussions about possible legal penalties for their activities, North's assumption that he would be fall guy if story broke; explains believing late CIA director William Casey was in charge; reads poem to North; praises North.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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