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Iran Arms Scandal #315471

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 28, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Independent cnsl. Lawrence Walsh's disclosure of extent of his investigation into Iran arms scandal and possibility of criminal prosecution examined; details outlined on screen, scenes shown. Walsh as well said increase pressure on Congress not to grant immunity to Colonel Oliver North and General Richard Secord (ret.). [WALSH - notes difficulty in prosecuting someone given immunity.] Secord said expected to waive immunity and lead off next week's Iran hearings. Walsh's response to Senator Warren Rudman's call for him to speed inquiry along quoted on screen. [WALSH - defs. pace of investigation; denies conflict of interest due to his law firm Crowe and Dunlevy's work for CIA's Southern Air Transport which is under investigation.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's praise of John Poindexter and explanation for latter's alleged failure to inform President of diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras quoted. Sec. provided for North due to terrorist threats described; scenes shown.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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