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Iran Arms Scandal #307776

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 15, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) "New York Times" said FBI will possibly investigate claims of "Lowell Sun" that funds from Iran arms sales were used by right-wing orgs. for promotional campaigns. in US.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Allegation that North diverted funds and advised conservative orgs. on television commercials and ads in bid to defeat 1980 political cands. critical of Contra aid policy examined; details given, scenes shown. [Representative Michael BARNES, Senators Dale BUMPERS, Patrick LEAHY - consider scheme, if true, outrageous.] Pentagon said confirming North obtained footage of USSR helicopter for use in commercials. [NORTH - declines comment.] Law affecting participation of service personnel in partisan political campaigns. mentioned. [Representative Ronald COLEMAN - wants answers.] Ads attacking Coleman said beginning after he questioned North's activities in Central America.

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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