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Oliver North’s evidence, Iran-Contra affair: Day 2

Oliver North’s evidence, Iran-Contra affair: Day 2
News report; Interview
TX Date
9 Jul 1987
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Report on the second day of Colonel Oliver North’s evidence to the Congressional hearings on the Iran-Contra or Irangate affair. Covers the questions he faced, how he deliberately lied in earlier questioning, where the idea for the arms-for-hostages swap came from, the use of the money to support the Nicaraguan freedom fighters, how he did not benefit personally from the deals, the security system he had put into his home, his dealings with his secretary, and how other senior officials know far more than they are letting on. Male reporter not identified.
Oliver North
USA; Iran; Nicaragua; Arms sales; Hostages; Presidents; Guerilla warfare; Ronald Reagan; Access to information; Guerilla activities; Financial aid; Political scandals; John Poindexter; Oliver North; Fawn Hall

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