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Iran/Contra Hearings #109592

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 08, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Barry Serafin) Contd. testimony of General Richard Secord (ret.) in Iran/Contra hearings featured; details given, scenes shown. [SECORD - recommends that funds in question left in Swiss bank accts. be donated to William J. Casey fund for Contras.] [Senator Warren RUDMAN - responds.] Senator William Cohen reported revealing that at same time Iranian arms sale funds were being diverted to Contras, Contras were being asked to support operation to free US hostages in Lebanon. [COHEN - notes reverse Contra program was in effect.] [SECORD - responds.] [Representative Edward BOLAND - questions operation's violation of Boland Amendment.] [SECORD - responds.] [BOLAND - questions Secord's awareness of legal challenge to operation.] [SECORD and BOLAND - exchange remarks.] [Representative Henry HYDE - praises Secord, Colonel Oliver North.] [SECORD - explains opposing such hearings.] Robert McFarlane mentioned scheduled to testify Monday

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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