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Iran Arms Scandal / Contra Funding, Gates #314345

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 18, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) Senate Foreign Relations Committee's vote to halt further aid to Contras in wake of Iran arms scandal examined; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Alan CRANSTON - comments.] Symbolism of committee 's vote explained. General Acct. Ofc. spokesperson Charles Bowsher reported discovering misuse of humanitarian aid funds for Contras and of CIA's refusal to allow General Accounting Office audit of covert funds. Contd. confirmation hearings of CIA director-designate Robert Gates noted. [GATES - jokes; responds to General Accounting Office complaint; would inform Congress of illegal intelligence activity by any agency.] His secret testimony and his later reversal of self outlined. [GATES - responds to committee 's question.] His probable confirmation noted.

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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