ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 04, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Status of independent cnsl. Lawrence Walsh's investigation of possible criminal activity in Iran/Contra scheme examined; details given, scenes shown. [July 7, Colonel Oliver NORTH - claims he shredded evidence.] Potential impact on Walsh's effort to win criminal indictment of immunity given North and John Poindexter considered. [Senator Howell HEFLIN - cites difficulty in obtaining convictions when immunity has been granted.] Complication as well by Swiss banking regulations noted. Possible chgs. against North and Poindexter listed on screen. Evidence supplied Walsh under immunity by Fawn Hall, Robert Owen, Robert Dutton and Richard Gadd noted; Dutton and Gadd recalled former aides to General Richard Secord (ret.). Secord's testimony recalled.