CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 16, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Federal Courthouse in Washington: Rita Braver) Dismissal of charges against Oliver North in the Iran/Contra case featured; scenes shown of North in Washington, DC. [NORTH - says he has been totally exonerated.] Legal technicality responsible for the charges being dropped explained. [Independent counsel Lawrence WALSH - says dismissing of charges was in the interest of justice.] [Representative Lee HAMILTON - comments on value of North's testimony in the Iran/Contra hearings.] [President BUSH - says he is pleased.] Possible forthcoming exoneration of former National Security Adviser John Poindexter mentioned.
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