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CIA / Gates Confirmation Hearings #136925

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 15, 1991
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings on the nomination of Robert Gates to head the CIA reported.

(White House: Ann Compton) Controversy over Gates' nomination due to his link to the Iran/Contra operation examined. [On "This Week with David Brinkley", National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - talks about Gates.] [On "This Week with David Brinkley", former NSC and CIA official Vincent CANNISTRARO, Senator Howard METZENBAUM - ponder the question of whether Gates knew.] Extent of President Bush's support of Gates cited.

Compton, Ann;
Simpson, Carole

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