NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Oliver North's attys. reported asserting that then-President Reagan was involved in secret arrangements with regard to Iran/Contra scandal. Report introduced.
(DC: Carl Stern) Bush administration reported trying to prevent release of classified documents during trial. North quoted on screen with regard to Reagan admin.'s involvement in operation. North's attorney Brendan Sullivan quoted re: roles of Reagan, ex-Secretary of State George Shultz, ex-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, ex-CIA director William Casey, ex-chairperson of Joint Chiefs of Staff John Vessey and National Sec. Advr. Robert McFarlane. Judge Gerhard Gesell quoted on screen with regard to North's position. [August 12, 1987, REAGAN - comments on Iran/Contra scandal.] Admin. officials' testimony during hearings recalled. [July 23, 1987, SHULTZ - comments on assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams' role in operation.] [Ex-Senator investigator Arthur LIMAN - comments on Iran/Contra.] Gesell's response noted forthcoming.
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