CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 16, 1991
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(London: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Bob Schieffer) Decision by the Senate to delay the confirmation hearings on CIA nominee Robert Gates featured; details recalled of the knowledge of then-CIA director William Casey, Colonel Oliver North and Gates about the funneling of money to the Nicaraguan Contras and of recent Senate testimony by former CIA official Alan Fiers that Gates' CIA underling Clair George also knew. [Senators David BOREN, Frank MURKOWSKI - comment.] [Last week, President BUSH - backs Gates.]
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