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Iraq-US-Italy Relations / BNL Bank Investigation #341230

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 10, 1992
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Question as to whether President Bush's administration throttled the investigation into the case involving illegal loans to Iraq made by Christopher Drogoul, head of the Atlanta branch of the BNL bank of Italy, examined; written opinion by Judge Marvin Shoob that the BNL approved Drogoul's loans quoted. [Senator David BOREN - comments on the case.] CIA director Robert Gates reported ordering an investigation into his agency's handling of cables about BNL activities while the Justice Department and FBI have launched separate inquiries. Evidence that the Justice Department influenced the CIA against making information about the case public noted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Rome: Allen Pizzey) Response from Italian sources about the BNL loans to Iraq detailed and analyzed.

Martin, David;
Pizzey, Allen;
Schieffer, Bob

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