CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 24, 1989
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.
(Alexandria, Virginia: Linda Taira) Federal Judge Claude Hilton reported dismissing chgs. against former CIA operative Joseph Fernandez for his role in Iran/Contra scandal; details recalled of Fernandez's alleged activities with Oliver North, scenes shown. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh reported refusing to threaten national security by allowing classified documents to be used in Fernandez's trial. [Assoc. independent cnsl. Laurence SHTASEL - expresses anger that chgs. were dropped.] Fernandez's attorney and Hilton quoted on screen. [FERNANDEZ - says it is wrong to prosecute CIA agents involved in covert activity.] (Artist: Elaine Stendorf)
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