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CIA / Gates Nomination / Agency's Record #134640

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 14, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) President Bush's nomination of Robert Gates as the new CIA director featured; scenes shown; details given of his role as deputy to then-director William Casey, who was linked to secret arms sales to Iran. [February 1987, in response to question from Senator Arlen Specter, GATES - says he told Casey the policy was a bad idea.] [Today, BUSH, SPECTER - talk about nominee Gates.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) The recent record of the CIA analyzed; details given of its forecasting with regard to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, events in Eastern Europe and USSR . [Senator Daniel Patrick MOYNIHAN - says CIA erred in underestimating USSR 's economic collapse.] [Former senior agency official Graham FULLER - explains what the CIA needs.] [Senator Frank MURKOWSKI - says we need good intelligence.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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