NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Carl Stern) John Poindexter, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and other co- defendants from Iran/Contra scandal reported attending pre-trial hearing. Judge Gerhard Gesell reported agreeing with defendants with regard to allowance of immunized testimony made before Congress [Indep. council Lawrence WALSH - describes grant of immunity.] Congress Iran/Contra Committee reported granting immunity to Albert Hakim, North and Poindexter last summer. Gesell quoted on screen. Indep. council attorney Herbert Stern quoted. Gesell noted scheduling closed hearing to question CIA, State Department and White House officials with regard to possible improper use of immunized testimony. Gesell quoted. (Artist: Arthur Lien)