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Oliver North’s evidence, Iran-Contra affair: Day 3

Title
Oliver North’s evidence, Iran-Contra affair: Day 3
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
10 Jul 1987
Year of production
1987
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Duration
00:03:02
Description
Report on the third day of Oliver North’s evidence to the Congressional hearings on the Iran-Contra affair (Irangate). Covers the shredding of documents, how North was astonished at the attitude of the officials who confronted him while he was shredding, his presumption the President approved of the arms deal with Iran and Nicaragua, how he was following orders, and how he was advised that a scapegoat would need to be found. Republican Senator William Cohen gives his views on North’s part in the affair. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Oliver North; William Cohen
Keywords
USA; Iran; Nicaragua; Arms sales; Political corruption; Presidents; Ronald Reagan; Access to information; Guerilla activities; Financial aid; Political scandals; John Poindexter; Oliver North; William Casey

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