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Iran/Contra Affair / North Trial #120561

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 14, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Legal stalemate over issue of use of classified information at trial of Oliver North in Iran/Contra case noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Judge Gerhard Gesell reported overruling agreement that would have allowed Attorney General Richard Thornburgh to interrupt trial if he feared classified material would be divulged; Gesell's statement opposing Justice Department intervention quoted. Response from deputy assistant attorney general Stephen Saltzburg on national security issue detailed. [Georgetown law center Paul ROTHSTEIN - says issue of North's lying to president inquiry could be carried forward.] Approach of North's attorney Brendan Sullivan to case noted. Supreme Court's consideration of appeal noted. (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny)

O'Brien, Tim;
Jennings, Peter

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