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Iran/Contra Affair / North Trial #323947

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 31, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Jury selection for trial of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North reported; details recalled of then-President Reagan's refusal to allow most classified documents to be used as evidence. Judge Gerhard Gesell noted asserting that President George Bush does not have to testify. [July 1987, NORTH - says he misled Congress] Gesell quoted with regard to arduous task of finding jurors who never heard North's testimony during hearings. [Criminal attorney James HAMILTON - comments on situation.] Charges for which North is standing trial listed on screen. [Columbia Univ. professor Henry GRAFF - says trial will be negative for Reagan administration] North's attorney Brendan Sullivan and prosecutor John Keker discussed. [George Washington Univ. professor Stephen WAYNE - comments on defense] (Artist: Don Juhlin)

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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