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Iran Arms Scandal / Channell #315489

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 29, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Plea entered by private fundraiser Carl Spitz Channell to chgs. of tax fraud conspiracy filed by independent prosecutor Lawrence Walsh in his Iran arms scandal investigation reported; details given, scenes shown. His testimony against Colonel Oliver North in scheme they ran through pro-admin. National Endowment for the Preservation of Liberty explained. [Attorney Michael BROMWICH - cites Channell's admission of subverting tax exempt process to provide illegal aid to Contras.] Channell, appearing before Judge Stanley Harris, said naming North and Richard Miller, director of International Bus. Communications public relations firm, as his co-conspirators. [Former Channell employee Jane McLAUGHLIN - recalls believing they worked directly for President Reagan to aid Contras.] FBI recalled finding evidence indicating means by which funds were diverted to Contras in North's office [December 11, 1986, CHANNELL - denies working with North.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bob Schieffer) Implications of latest dvts. for President Reagan's credibility as to extent of his involvement in and knowledge of Contra fundraising operation examined; scenes shown. [Senator Dan. INOUYE - claims Reagan was deeply involved and fully aware of Contra aid scheme.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Inouye said unaware of evidence indicating President knew of diversion of Iranian arms sale funds to Contras.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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