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Iran/Contra Scandal / Report / Pardons #553820

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 23, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) President Reagan's possible pardons for Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Admiral John Poindexter reported [REAGAN - says won't say at this time if they will be pardoned or not and he will not discuss it now.] "New York Times" article reported predicting Thanksgiving pardons for North and Poindexter. White House officials' comments quoted regarding possibility for president pardons. Independent prosecutor Lawrence Walsh's role addressed in pardon possibilities; scenes shown. Various opinions indicated regarding president pardons. White House official's comment quoted. Nancy Reagan's opinion mentioned regarding pardons. [Former Reagan adviser Ed ROLLINS - says president pardons would hurt all Republicans] Reagan's ignoring the Iran/Contra scandal report mentioned. [REAGAN - says committee members labored and brought forth a mouse.] President Reagan's noncommittal comments regarding whether or not he would pardon North and Poindexter noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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