NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) Admiral John Poindexter's computer memorandum to Robert McFarlane reported disclosing Vice President George Bush favored United States arms sales to Iran. Memo quoted on screen. Memo mentioned contradicting Bush's stmts. on issue. [On "Meet Press" BUSH - didn't have much knowledge of situation.] Iran/Contra committee 's assertions regarding Bush quoted on screen. [President cand. Alexander HAIG - questions Bush's role in Iran/Contra scandal during president debate.] [BUSH - stands with President] [Representative Lee HAMILTON - says Bush has explaining to do.] [Senator William COHEN - predicts will affect campaign] Bush adviser quoted.