CIA Director Confirmation Day 3, Part 2

The committee continued to hear testimony in the confirmation hearings for Robert Gates, former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence,… read more

The committee continued to hear testimony in the confirmation hearings for Robert Gates, former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, for the position of Director of Central Intelligence. The committee heard from Mr. Gates predecessor as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, John McMahon, and Thomas Polgar, a former intelligence officer who worked on the congressional investigation of the Iran-Contra affair. Mr. McMahon said he did not understand the basis for a 1984 memo by Mr. Gates in which he advocated an American campaign to overthrow the Nicaraguan government. Mr. Polgar claimed Mr. Gates had been too close to William Casey, former head of Central Intelligence, not to have known about the Iran-Contra affair as it was being conducted. close

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CIA Director Confirmation Day 3, Part 2

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21427-1
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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 19, 1991
Last Aired:
Sep 20, 1991

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  • Sep 19, 1991 | 2:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 20, 1991 | 1:36am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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