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Iran/Contra Hearings #109257

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 20, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Backgrounds of General John Singlaub (ret.) and Contra leader Adolfo Calero, both of whom testified in Iran/Contra hearings today, outlined on screen.

(DC: Brit Hume) Focus of Calero's testimony outlined; Colonel Oliver North's questionable expenditures with Contra funds supplied him by Calero listed. [Senator Warren RUDMAN - questions North's need for snow tires in Nicaragua.] [CALERO - responds.] [RUDMAN - comments.] Committee's failure to subpoena North for testimony said part of deal with special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh. [CALERO - recalls North's request for funds to rescue US hostages in Lebanon; notes his trust in North, personal affection for William Casey.] [SINGLAUB - describes North's refusal to discuss Contras.] Implications for Casey considered.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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