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Iran/Contra Affair / North Trial #323929

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 30, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Judge Gerhard Gesell reported deciding that President George Bush does not have to testify at Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North's Iran/Contra trial. Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Gesell's decision quoted on screen. Gesell noted asserting that Ronald Reagan's subpoena will stand if North can prove former pres. has evidence that is crucial to his defense [Iran/Contra committee cnsl. John NIELDS - says North will take fall for Reagan.] Reagan quoted re: situation. Jury selection noted expected to take several weeks

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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