ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 30, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan and vice president George Bush reported subpoenaed to appear at Oliver North's trial. Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Covert operation illegally funnelling funds to Nicaraguan Contras reviewed; details given of statement from White House cnsl. Arthur Culva house about president's subpoena. [North attorney Brendan SULLIVAN - discusses issue of relevant information from president] [NORTH - testifies that he believes president was aware of what he was doing.] Historical cases of president subpoenas reviewed; cases involving Thomas Jefferson and James Madison mentioned. [SULLIVAN - comments on trial.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Denial by both Reagan and Bush of any knowledge of sale of arms to Iran reiterated.
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