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Independent Council / Walsh #553722

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 18, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh reported meeting with Iran/Contra grand jury; details given, scenes shown. [WALSH - says he has conducted an exhaustive investigation.] Attorney General Edwin Meese reported testifying secretly; scenes shown. Those individuals likely to be criminally charged listed on screen. Possibility noted of Robert McFarlane being charged. [Georgetown Univ. law center William GREENHALGH - says people involved are not above the law.] Some Republican committee mbrs.' minority report discussed. Watergate scandal John Ehrlichman's defense reviewed; scenes shown. Former CIA dir. Richard Helms' conviction outlined; scenes shown. FBI officials Mark Felt and Edward Miller's cases reviewed; scenes shown. Former President Richard Nixon's grant of immunity from prosecution mentioned. [Former Watergate prosecutor Philip LACOVARA - says President Reagan will probably pardon those involved.] John Poindexter and Oliver North's legal fund noted to be donated to Contras if not used.

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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