An Election Held Hostage?

The Fund for New Priorities in America sponsored a forum entitled, “An Election Held Hostage and the October Surprise: What Really… read more

The Fund for New Priorities in America sponsored a forum entitled, “An Election Held Hostage and the October Surprise: What Really Happened,” to discuss recent allegations that advisers from the 1980 Reagan presidential campaign cut a deal with Iran to delay the release of the American hostages until after the election in exchange for arms. Panel members included Gary Sick, a former member of the National Security Council who has raised awareness of the issue through editorials and media appearances. A letter signed by eight of the former hostages in Iran requesting a congressional investigation into the involvement of the Reagan campaign was circulated through the House of Representatives and the Senate. Sen. Wellstone expressed his support for a full investigation into the matter by a congressional committee. close

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An Election Held Hostage?

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jun 13, 1991

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  • Jun 13, 1991 | 11:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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