NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 16, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Tom Pettit) Contradictions discovered in Vice President George Bush's previous stmts. on his knowledge of Iran arms scandal and diversion of funds to Contras examined; Bush recalled former CIA director [December 3, BUSH - denies knowledge of funds' diversion; claims opposition to scheme.] Questions raised by Bush's ntl. security adviser Don. Gregg's relationship with former CIA agent Max Gomez, also known as Felix Rodriguez, who directed Contra supply operations from El Salvador discussed. [December 3, GREGG - acknowledges introduction Bush to Gomez.] Bush's mtgs. with Gomez reviewed. Bush's office said informed by Gomez of gunrunner Eugene Hasenfus' capture before White House was told.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reaction of right-wing fundraiser Carl (Spitz) Channell to allegations that North worked with him on political commercials against admin.'s Central American policy critics reported