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Iran Arms Scandal #307794

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 16, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Findings of CBS News-"New York Times" poll on President Reagan's honesty and integrity amidst Iran arms scandal outlined on screen, discussed.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Contradictions in Vice President George Bush's version of his ofc.'s involvement in Iran arms sales and diversion of funds to Nicaraguan Contras examined; Bush said now admitting former CIA agent Max Gomez, also known as Felix Rodriguez, contacted Vice President's aide Colonel Sam Watson regarding downing of Contra weapons plane during same period Bush was denying any knowledge of operation. [Yesterday, Vice President's national security adviser Don. GREGG - denies Gomez called Watson.] Later contradicting statement released by Bush's ofc. reported [Today, GREGG - admits aides informed him of Gomez's call.] Gomez's relationship with Gregg and Bush outlined. [December 2, GREGG - denies speaking with Gomez about aid to Contras.] Gregg said now contradicting that statement [Aide to Senator Dole, David KEENE - cites political ramifications for Bush.]

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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