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Iran/Contra Scandal Trial #321261

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Prosecutors reported attempting to use Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and John Poindexter's Congress testimony at their trial for Iran/Contra scandal involvement. Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) [On July 7, 1987, NORTH - takes 5th Amendment.] [Senator Dan. INOUYE - grants immunity.] Indep. council Lawrence Walsh reported telling federal court that he wants to use testimony. [In July 1987, NORTH - admits to altering government documents.] Walsh noted also desiring to use Poindexter's testimony. [In July 1987, POINDEXTER - says wanted to protect pres.] Walsh reported wanting to use Albert Hakim's testimony. Walsh's reasoning behind effort to use testimony discussed. [Ex-Congress cncl. Stanley BRAND - says Walsh's aim will intimidate future immune testimony.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; Rita Braver) Attys. noted playing political poker. Walsh noted never reading testimony.

Reporter(s):
Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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