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Iran Arms Scandal / Gates, Poindexter, North #314522

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator Robert Dole reported believing Robert Gates' nomination as CIA director is in trouble due to his involvement in Iran arms operation. Demotion of Admiral John Poindexter reported Tower commission report's assessment of Colonel Oliver North's Contra aid program outlined.

(DC: Eric Engberg) CIA's purchase of weapons North had bought for Contras, via Army, reported; details given, scenes shown. Weapons said believed targeted by CIA for Afghan rebels. Tower commission's discovery of extent of total assets of North's operation, dubbed Project Democracy, incl several top secret National Sec. Agency coding devices (which he gave to private citizens), outlined on screen, discussed. FBI's analysis of what happened to missing funds noted. [Contra supporter Philip MABREY - claims his loyalty to North no longer exists.]

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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