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Iran/Contra Scandal / Trial #322109

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 08, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Judge Gerhard Gesell reported ruling that defendants Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, John Poindexter, Albert Hakim and Richard Secord entitled to separate trials. Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Indep. council Lawrence Walsh reported objecting to order of separate trials. Judge noted asserting that Congress responsible for need for separate trials; details given, scenes shown. Each defendant noted having right to use others' immunized testimony in his defense Walsh's argument outlined; Gesell quoted. [WALSH - comments on judgement.] [Criminal attorney Irvin NATHAN - comments on situation.] Legal experts quoted. (Artist: Don Juhlin)

(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Rita Braver) President pardons discussed.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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