NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 17, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Kur) John Poindexter's refusal to testify before House committee examining his 1986 directive restricting public access to unclassified info. examined; details given, scenes shown. [POINDEXTER - takes 5th Amendment.] Chief of staff Howard Baker reported informing committee that directive had been rescinded and that other administration aides could testify. [Attorney Richard BECKLER - accuses committee of heavy-handedness.] [Chairperson Representative Jack BROOKS - responds.] [POINDEXTER - takes 5th Amendment.] [Representative Gerald KLECZKA - attacks Beckler's exploitation of press.] [Representative Barney FRANK - accuses Beckler of grandstanding.] [BECKLER - asks permission to speak] [BROOKS - responds.] Beckler's criticism of Reagan administration's lack of cooperation in client's preparation for testimony on Iran arms scandal mentioned.
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