ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 27, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Role of Colonel Oliver North in secret project to fund and arm Nicaraguan Contras recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: John Martin) Finding of evidence suggesting North was spying on and trying to silence critics of his operations in Central American reported; details given, July 17, 1986, document shown. Details of document written by ex- CIA ofr. Glenn Robinette, who worked for Richard Secord, reported; investigation of Jack Terrel noted. [ROBINETTE - explains investigation that could have led to way to silence Terrel.] Cooperation of Terrel with staff of Senator John Kerry noted. [KERRY - says attempt was made to prevent Terrel from being effective witness.] Insistence by Robinette that he worked for Secord, not North, noted. [ROBINETTE - denies North was his boss.] Finding of Robinette's report in North's safe noted. Stmt. by FBI assistant exec. director Oliver (Buck) Revell about possible spying by North mentioned. Possible role of North in investigation and silencing of opponents reiterated.
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