CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 20, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report produced by Howard Rosenberg introd.
(DC: David Martin) Discovery of Army's secret weapons pipeline to Contras said uncovered as part of ongoing Iran arms scandal investigation; details given, scenes shown. Army account with Credit Suisse bank, amount withdrawn for illegal Contra aid and account co-signers Colonel Oliver North, General Richard Secord (ret.), Army intelligence ofr. William Goldman and Joel Patterson (both employed by Army's front company Bus. Security International) discussed. Implications of account for connection between Pentagon and North considered. [PATTERSON - considers report ridiculous.] Patterson said considered expert in secret movement of funds. Army's initial denial of knowledge of account's existence recalled; Army's inquiry said taken over by special prosecutor's investigation.
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