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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 09, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) White House reported rejecting Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega's demand that United States troops withdraw from Panama. Noriega's drug indictments recalled. Report introduced.

(DC: John Cochran) Ex-Noriega aide Jose Blandon shown appearing before Senator For. Relations Committee Blandon reported testifying CIA gave Noriega information on visiting United States Senators Edward Kennedy, John Kerry and Jesse Helms. [Voice of KERRY - asks about personal information given to Noriega.] [BLANDON - (thru translator) says was given personal info.] [HELMS - says Noriega is biggest liar in hemisphere.] [KERRY - says is disturbing revelation.] Blandon quoted regarding Lyndon LaRouche's supplying Noriega with personal information about Senators Noriega reported being accused of working with CIA and Cuba's Fidel Castro simultaneously; details given, accusations illustration Noriega noted also accused of selling weapons to El Salvadoran rebels while United States supporting government Blandon's testimony mentioned focusing primarily upon Noriega's drug trafficking while being commended by United States for aid in fighting drug sales. [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - accuses intelligence agencies of working with instead of against scum.] CIA reported denying furnishing Noriega with information about personal lives of United States Senators

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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