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Iran/Contra Hearings / Earl Testimony #111063

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 27, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.

(DC: Karen Burnes) Iran/Contra committee reported releasing testimony today of Robert Earl, former aid to Colonel Oliver North, which raises questions about North's possible obstruction of justice; Earl's claim that North asked Attorney General Edwin Meese to delay his investigation quoted on screen, discussed. Timing between North's initial request of Meese and beginning of latter's investigation noted. Earl said also contradicting late CIA director William Casey's testimony on diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras; details outlined on screen. Earl mentioned acknowledging that he, North and Richard Secord marked up weapons prices to Iran for Contra aid. Testimony regarding substitution of gym towel for prayer rug at Iranian's request outlined.

Burnes, Karen;
Threlkeld, Richard

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