CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 17, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) Republican members of Iran/Contra scandal committee reported publishing own version of conclusions. Republican mbrs.' protesting Democrat report's harsh depiction of President Reagan's role in the affair mentioned. [Representative Dick CHENEY - says Democrats have exaggerated the facts into crisis proportion.] Republican opinion of Democrats' report quoted on screen. [CHENEY - says Democrats trying to imply cover-up and President Reagan knew about it.] Republican minority report excerpts quoted on screen. Some Republican Senators refusing to sign the minority report noted. [Senator Warren RUDMAN - says he believes matter was serious and laws were violated; therefore minority report could not be signed.] Reception of upcoming committee report discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Independent special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh reported submitting questions to President Reagan regarding Iran/Contra scandal. Walsh's criminal investigation into arms affair and questions unanswered by President Reagan discussed.
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