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Iran/Contra Affair / North Trial / Bush Role #568315

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 07, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Oliver North reported testifying during his Iran/Contra trial; role of then-Vice President George Bush discussed, memo quoted on screen. North noted discussing orders from John Poindexter, Robert McFarlane and former President Reagan; attorney Brendan Sullivan mentioned. North quoted with regard to fear for his safety after United States raid on Libya. (Artist: Betty Wells)

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Cochran) Bush's role in Iran/Contra affair discussed. [BUSH - refuses to respond to inuendo that he acted unethically.] Document released during trial quoted with regard to money and arms sent to Honduras in exchange for helping Contras; details given, scenes shown. [Tower commission member Edmund MUSKIE - says committee was not told these facts with regard to Honduras.] [TOWER - says Congress investigators probably knew of Honduran connection.] [BUSH - says Congress was informed.] White House sources quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Stern, Carl

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