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Iran Arms Scandal #307714

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 10, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Day's developments in Iran arms scandal summarized.

(DC: Phil Jones) CIA director William Casey's appearance at closed session of House For. Affairs Committee on his and/or agency's involvement in Iran arms scandals and diversion of funds to Contras discussed; scenes shown. [Representative Peter KOSTMAYER - describes Casey's testimony regarding diversion of funds.] Senator source said claiming to possess evidence indicating Casey lied; details given. [CASEY - cites length of his session with House committee ] [Representative Lawrence SMITH - notes Casey implicated others.] [Representative Dante FASCELL - considers issue extraordinary.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - believes President Reagan is "higher authority" referred to by witnesses.] [Representative William BROOMFIELD - disagrees.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) FBI reported questioning ambassador to Lebanon John Kelly, called home by Secretary of State George Shultz to explain his secret dealings with White House

(DC: Rita Braver) Investigation into course taken by Iranian arms sale funds diverted for Contras explained; scenes shown. [Senator David DURENBERGER - notes inability to determine amount profit made by arms brokers.] FBI's findings regarding Swiss bank account outlined. [November 25, Attorney General Edwin MEESE - claims money from arms sales didn't belong to US.] [Former Watergate attorney Philip LACOVARA - disagrees; explains.] Appropriate law quoted on screen; possible criminal chgs. against defs. such as Colonel Oliver North explained.

Braver, Rita;
Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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