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Iran/Contra Affair / North Trial / Documents #327269

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 05, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Previously undisclosed documents from Oliver North's Iran/Contra trial reported indicating that administration of President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush was aware of money that North and others were making from sales of missiles to Iran. Response of North trial jurors noted. [Jurors Ernest NELSON, Denise ANDERSON, Caswell HARTRIDGE - comment on verdict.] Juror Tara King noted previously a habitual drug abuser. [KING - says she was clean during trial.] Implications of King issue upon verdict discussed. [Attorney James HAMILTON - says North's due process rights were violated because Reagan didn't testify.] Newly released government document quoted on screen; William Casey and Caspar Weinberger mentioned. Document noted being perused by attys. representing John Poindexter, Albert Hakim and Richard Secord.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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