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Iran/Contra Scandal / Pardons Issue #321107

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 10, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North reported refusing to submit diaries to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Diaries noted believed containing info. with regard to drug deals made during Iran/Contra involvement. Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Speculation with regard to Pres Reagan's decision of whether or not to pardon North and John Poindexter discussed. [REAGAN - says hasn't ruled pardons out.] Reagan's stmts. to columnist Carl Rowan quoted on screen. [ROWAN - comments on Reagan's statement] Pardon issue noted important to conservatives. Jerry Falwell's TV ad calling for pardon of North shown. [Pol. consultant Edward ROLLINS - comments on Reagan's strategy.] White House staff quoted.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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