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Iran Arms Scandal / Tower Commission Report #314507

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 26, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) Congress's reaction to Tower commission report featured; scenes shown. [Representative Charles SCHUMER - equate report with movie script.] [Senator Daniel INOUYE - cites questions not answered by Tower Cmsn.] House and Senator select cmtes. reported granting immunity to North's former secretary Fawn Hall, Robert Dutton and Edward DeGaray (who worked for Corporate Air Services which employed Eugene Hasenfus) in effort to force testimony. [Representative Lee HAMILTON - explains not granting immunity to North or Poindexter yet.] Report's possible impact on confirmation proceedings of Robert Gates as CIA dir. explained. [Senator Arlen SPECTER - wants Gates' nomination withdrawn.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, Phil Jones) Focus of Congress cmtes.' investigations henceforth explained, include forcing Secord to waive Swiss bank secrecy laws and testify.

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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