ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 12, 1989
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist reported agreeing to delay trial of Oliver North in Iran/Contra case until full court can hear Justice Department claim that classified information may come out of trial. Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Issue of North's trial and classified information featured; details given of planned Supreme Court meeting; statement from Attorney General Richard Thornburgh quoted. Positions of Judge Gerhard Gesell, special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh, Iran/Contra prosecutor John Keker and Justice Department outlined.
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