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Iran/Contra Affair / Documents / North Trial #122389

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 05, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Issue of whether or not there was White House cover-up that kept Congress cmtes. investigating Iran/Contra affair from having access to documents that surfaced at Oliver North trial featured; details given of contents of documents that referred to quid pro quo trade-off of aid to Honduras in return for its aid to Contras and of possible role of then-vice president George Bush as emissary to Honduras president Roberto Suazo Cordova. [Yesterday, BUSH - says there was no quid pro quo.] Tracking of documents in question detailed; roles of independent cnsl. Lawrence Walsh, FBI, Congress and National Archives and Records Service with regard to these documents explained. Stmt. from House committee cnsl. John Nields that President Reagan was obliged to turn over documents noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Interviews with jurors in North trial featured. [Juror Ernest NELSON, jury foreman Denise ANDERSON, juror Beverly TURNER - comment on North.] Jurors' criticism of Fawn Hall noted. [ANDERSON - comments.] [Juror Earl WILLIAMS, ANDERSON - talk about fellow juror Caswell Hartridge's prayer.] [TURNER - comments on verdict.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Document revealed today that describes intelligence reports linking arms for hostages deal outlined; details given of receipt of these reports by high officials, like then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and CIA chief William Casey.

Hume, Brit;
O'Brien, Tim;
Jennings, Peter

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