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Iran/Contra Case / Third Anniversary #119718

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 25, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Third anniversary of report that President Reagan's admin. had been involved in scheme to sell arms to Iran in exchange for hostages in Lebanon with proceeds of arms sales going to Nicaraguan Contras noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Cokie Roberts) Review of Congress investigation and criminal prosecution of figures involved in case featured. [On November 25, 1986, Attorney General Edwin MEESE - discusses transaction between representatives of Israel and Iran.] Albert Hakim noted pleading guilty in Iran/Contra scandal this week; cases of Richard Secord and Oliver North recalled; scenes shown. [On July 15, 1987, John POINDEXTER - says buck stops here.] [Representative Lee HAMILTON - discusses the investigation.] Role of CIA in supplying Contras recalled; details given of new legislature calling for independent inspector general to oversee the CIA.

Roberts, Cokie;
Simpson, Carole

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