ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 08, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Info. that United States government knew about dealings of Panama strongman Manuel Noriega reported [Manhattan district attorney Robert MORGENTHAU - talks about relationship between Noriega and United States government] Reports that CIA paid Noriega and that Pentagon resisted putting pressure on him detailed. Noriega's claim that then-ntl. security advisor John Poindexter urged him to help with plan for US invasion of Nicaragua reported [Vice President George BUSH - calls claim fabrication.] [Noriega attorney Steve KOLLIN - says Noriega denies involvement as categorized in recent indictment.] Noriega's tactics outlined.
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