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Reagan / Clean Water Bill, Iran Arms Scandal #312786

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 30, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported vetoing Clean Water Bill.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan's interpretation of Senate Intelligence Committee report on Iran arms scandal noted opposite of committee 's findings; his veto of Clean Water Bill noted. [REAGAN - announces veto.] [Senator George MITCHELL - considers President's move serious political mistake.] White House spokesperson's stmt. on Senate Intelligence Committee's report on scandal quoted on screen; report's analysis of roles in operation played by Colonel Oliver North, Reagan outlined. [Chairperson Senator David BOREN - notes evidence that operation was arms-for-hostages.] [Larry SPEAKES - cites consequences of administration's internal secrecy.] Boren said calling for chief of staff Don. Regan's resignation.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Senate Intelligence Committee report's findings on diversion of funds from Iranian arms sales to Nicaraguan Contras and roles played by Colonel Oliver North, Attorney General Edwin Meese, Adolfo Calero, Saudi Arabia examined; details given, scenes shown. [UNIDO Contra leader Arturo CRUZ - acknowledges receive funds.] (Studio: Dan Rather) Boren's criticism of operation's exclusion of Secretary State George Shultz outlined.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) [1982, REAGAN - welcomes Shultz to cabinet.] Impact of Shultz's campaign to distance self from Iran arms scandal on his relationship with White House examined; scenes shown. [SHULTZ - notes his information on operational aspects was fragmentary.] [REAGAN - claims State Department and Shultz were involved.] Shultz's Capitol Hill testimony reviewed. [November 13, REAGAN - claims no evidence linking Iran to terrorism against United States since operation began.] [November 24, deputy secretary state John WHITEHEAD - contradicts President] [Representative Jack KEMP - accuses Shultz of disloyalty via Whitehead.] [November 25, MEESE - calls for cabinet members support of President or their departure.] [December 8, SHULTZ - holds different position on use of arms as bargaining tool.] [KEMP - suggests Shultz resign.] [Sir Anthony KERSHAW, Senator Joseph BIDEN - praise Shultz.]

Engberg, Eric;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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