ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 16, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Grand jury indictments of ex-ntl. security advisor John Poindexter, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, Richard Secord and Albert Hakim for their roles in Iranian arms deal to help Contras in Nicaragua reported Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Results of independent cnsl.'s investigation into affair reported [Indep. cnsl. Lawrence WALSH - announces indictments.] Chgs. and possible sentences outlined on screen. [NORTH - denies committing any crime.] Last week's conviction of ex-ntl. security advisor Robert McFarlane reviewed. [President REAGAN - discusses McFarlane's plea.] Expected defense challenges to independent cnsl.'s authority and possibility of more chgs. noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ; DC: Brit Hume) Discussion of reaction of Congress to indictments given. Differing opinions of North and Walsh about Boland Amendment detailed.
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