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Iran/Contra Hearings #315980

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 06, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) Contd. testimony of General Richard Secord (ret.) in Congress hearings on Iran/Contra arms operation featured; details given, scenes shown. [SECORD - recalls being told on several occasions of President Reagan's awareness of operation, remembers Colonel Oliver North's remark about President's comment on irony of using Ayatollah Khomeini's money to support Contras; describes speech he wrote for President about operation; recalls North's claim that Robert McFarlane had falsified sequence of events to cover-up President's involvement; describes conversation with John Poindexter after hearing of his pending resignation; describes telephone calls North received from Reagan and Vice President George Bush in his presence; defs. operation.] Secord's testimony on North's role outlined.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Reagan said continue to deny any advance knowledge of Contra support operation. [Senator Warren RUDMAN - responds to Secord's testimony.]

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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