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Iran/Contra Affair / North Trial #325503

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 12, 1989
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(Studio: Steve Kroft) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Developments in Oliver North's trial in Iran/Contra case featured; details given of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist's decision to put trial on hold until full court can consider Attorney General Richard Thornburgh's request that Supreme Court overrule Judge Gerhard Gesell and independent council Lawrence Walsh and put stricter limits on North's use of classified information [WALSH - says discussions have been going on with Justice Department] Possibility of compromise detailed; resulting confusion of legal maneuvers reiterated.

Braver, Rita;
Kroft, Steve

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