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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 40

    Weinberger is questioned further about his opposition to arms sales to Iran. Weinberger says that the transfer of U.S. arms by Israel, without official U.S. permission, was a violation…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 39 Part 2

    Casper Weinberger testified that he argued strongly against selling arms to Iran and that the decision to do so was based in part on incorrect intelligence indicating Iran was losing their…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 39 Part 1

    Donald Regan testified that when President Reagan was asked about pardoning Oliver North or John Poindexter that the president rejected the idea because he did not know of any crimes for…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 38

    Regan testifies that he was generally aware of the Iran initiative but that he was not aware of diversion of arms sale profits to the contras. He describes President Reagan as being…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 37

    Meese answers questions from committee members on his questioning of North and Poindexter and his report of the diversion scheme to President Reagan. Meese is questioned on his…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 36

    In his opening statement Meese describes his November 1986 investigation, at President Reagan’s request, into the Iran-contra affair. Meese answers questions about questioning…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 35

    In responding to a committee member’s question comparing Iran-contra to Watergate, Sec. Shultz comments that President Reagan’s response has been the opposite of a…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 34

    Sec. Shultz answers questions concerning his knowledge of the Iran arms sales. Shultz and Secretary of Defense Weinberger were criticized by the Tower Commission for…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 33

    In the final day of testimony by Admiral John Poindexter, many committee members criticized him for secrecy and for keeping important decisions from the president. In his closing…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 32

    Answering questions from committee members, Poindexter says that the problem with the Iran initiative was in the exposure rather than the policy. Poindexter maintains that the…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 31

    Poindexter testifies that he did not give Oliver North direct orders to lie to Congress, but that he did expect North to withold information and that it was necessary to do so to protect…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 30

    Poindexter is questioned on whether President Reagan directed the National Security Council to organize support of the contras. He is also questioned further about the…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 29

    Poindexter testifies that President Reagan signed a retroactive finding, prepared by the CIA, concerning the sale of arms to Iran. Poindexter also says that he destroyed the finding…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 28 Part 2

    McFarlane is recalled to respond to differences between his earlier testimony and testimony given by Oliver North. McFarlane denies giving North specific authorization for many contra…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 28 Part 1

    North is questioned further by committee members, including Rep. Boland on the Boland amendment. The committee chairs then direct summary statements to North. Rep. Hamilton…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 27

    Questioning of Oliver North continued with many members of the committee making statements concerning patriotism, democracy and the lessons of the Iran-Contra affair.

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 26

    North answered questions about complications in negotiations with Iranian officials. North also testified that he spoke with CIA Director Casey about the formation of an organization…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 25

    North reads his opening statement, which he had not been able to read on his first day of testimony because the statement had not been made available to the committee 48 hours in…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 24

    North answers questions concerning money handling and decision making in the “enterprise,” the network of private companies used to sell arms to Iran and supply the…

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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 23

    Oliver North was sworn in by Senator Inouye.  Oliver North testified that he had authority and approval from his superiors for all his activities. North maintained that he…

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