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Iran Arms Scandal #307888

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 20, 1986
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(Studio: Bruce Morton) Independent cnsl. Lawrence Walsh reported asking FBI to continue its investigation of Iran arms scandal but to no longer report its findings to Attorney General Edwin Meese. [WALSH - explains his request of FBI director William Webster.]

(DC: Terence Smith) Assistant attorney general Bradford Reynolds reported discovering National Sec. Council memorandum written by Colonel Oliver North documenting contra connection in Iran arms sales; details given, scenes shown. President Reagan's reference to memo recalled; Meese's description of North when confronted with document quoted on screen. [Former NSC aide David AARON - thinks NSC staff became dumping ground for fanatics; notes NSC's lack of checks and bals. in conducting covert operations.] NSC director Frank Carlucci's expected changes in NSC described.

Morton, Bruce;
Smith, Terence

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