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Iran/Contra Hearings #315690

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) Resignation of President Reagan's deputy assistant administrator Johnathan Miller following testimony in Iran/Contra hearings of aide Robert Owen on their involvement with Colonel Oliver North in Contra funding scheme reported; details given, scenes shown. [OWEN - describes his role in Contra money laundering operation.] [Voice of Deputy chief cnsl. W. Neil EGGLESTON - questions Owen about presence of others during operation.] [OWEN - notes Miller's attendance.] Robert McFarlane's final testimony today said disclosing recent telephone calls he received from President Reagan. [McFARLANE - describes conversation with President about hearings.] [Representative Jack BROOKS - questions McFarlane's possible solicitation of Contra aid from Saudi King Fahd.] [McFARLANE - denies meeting Fahd at time.] Details outlined on screen. [Representative Lee HAMILTON - reviews McFarlane's testimony; holds both President and McFarlane responsible.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer, Phil Jones) White House reaction to Miller's resignation considered.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Seattle, WA: Peter Van Sant) General Richard Secord's testimony in Iran/Contra hearings last week, include denial that he profited from Iran arms sales, recalled; scenes shown. [In hearings, SECORD - claims his personal fin. situation has worsened recently.] Secord and partner Albert Hakim reported recently forming Washington corporation SRH for major land purchases; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Paul TRIBLE - cites questions raised by sums available for Secord and Hakim to invest.] Status of SRH negotiations with federal land bank officials discussed. [TRIBLE -notes contradictions between facts and Secord's testimony.] [Former Secord associate Don MARASTICA - recalls sum Secord had immediate access to.] Secord's attorney Thomas Green said blaming Hakim.

Jones, Phil;
Van Sant, Peter;
Schieffer, Bob

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