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Iran/Contra Hearings #109546

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 06, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Contd. testimony of General Richard Secord (ret.) in Iran/Contra hearings featured; details given, scenes shown. [SECORD - notes John Poindexter told him that President Reagan praised his operation; recalls Colonel Oliver North's remark on President's observation of irony in using Ayatollah Khomeini's money to support Contras.] White House response noted. [SECORD - describes overhearing North's telephone call from President Reagan.] Secord said claiming Vice President George Bush also called North during same day. [SECORD - responds to committee cnsl. John Nields' question regarding his use of funds involved.] [NIELDS - questions Secord's right to use such funds.] [SECORD - responds.] Secord's answer said referring to Gary Hart's trip to Bimini with Florida model. [SECORD - describes dealing with Iranian arms merchant Manucher Ghorbanifar.] Committee chief cnsl. Arthur Liman said scheduled to cross-examine Secord tomorrow.

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

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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