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Iran/Contra Hearings / North #109753

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 17, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Legal maneuver behind Colonel Oliver North's refusal to testify in private to Iran/Contra investigators examined; details given, scenes shown. John Poindexter's continued secret testimony noted. [Senator Daniel INOUYE - explains argument of North's attys., committee 's position on declaring North in contempt.] [Senator Warren RUDMAN - considers committee having the advantage.] [Representative Lee HAMILTON - notes House Democrats haven't decided position yet.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Washington Post" reported claiming Betsy North has invoked Fifth Amendment &refused to testify before grand jury investigating Iran/Contra affair; details given.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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