NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 09, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Lisa Myers) Issue of Vice President George Bush's role in Iran/Contra affair reported coming up during Republican president cands. debate in Iowa. [BUSH - offers to answer any questions on Iran/Contra affair.] ["Des Moines Register" editor James GANNON - asks Bush to respond to queries about Iran affair role.] [BUSH - says has answered questions about affair; claims didn't know about diversion of funds; attacks Gannon's position; affirms support for President Reagan's policy on issue.] [Alexander HAIG, BUSH - discuss issue.] [Senator Robert DOLE, BUSH - discuss Dole's references to Bush as ghost of Spiro Agnew.] Vulnerability of Bush on issue of Iran affair reiterated.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Admin. sources reported stating that Bush will testify before attys. representative special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh.