NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Carl Stern) Special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh reported asking Judge Gerhard Gesell to drop major charges against Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North because President Reagan refused to release classified documents due to national security risks. [Attorney General Richard THORNBURGH - comments on situation.] North's subpoenas of President Reagan and President-elect George Bush recalled. North's attorney Brendan Sullivan quoted on screen. [Georgetown Univ. spokesperson Abbey LOWELL - comments on situation.] Remaining charges against North listed on screen. [July 1987, NORTH - discusses shredding of documents.] [Attorney James HAMILTON - comments on situation.] [President REAGAN - comments.] Some of funds from sale of arms to Iran noted remaining in Swiss bank accounts.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw)[Representative Lee HAMILTON - comments on dropping of conspiracy charge against North; discusses remaining charges facing North.]