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Iran/Contra Affair / North Trial / Bush Role #326840

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.

(DC: Rita Braver) Oliver North reported testifying at his trial; details given, exchange between North and attorney Brendan Sullivan quoted. North noted mentioning John Poindexter, former CIA director William Casey and Reagan. (Artist: Don Juhlin)

(DC: Lesley Stahl) Testimony in Iran/Contra trial reported contradicting President Bush's stmts. with regard to his role during President Reagan's administration; details given. [BUSH - defends himself.] [Iran/Contra Committee attorney Mark BELNICK - says committee didn't receive evidence of vice president mission to Honduras.] [Tower commission member Edmund MUSKIE - wonders why then-President Reagan didn't give them information with regard to Bush's trip to Honduras.] [Mar. 1987 on "60 Mins.", BUSH - says he knew no details.] Bush's memo to North quoted.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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