CIA Director Confirmation Day 4

The committee heard testimony from a former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence on the fourth day of the confirmation hearings for… read more

The committee heard testimony from a former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence on the fourth day of the confirmation hearings for Deputy National Security Adviser Robert Gates to become Director of Central Intelligence. Mr. Inman, who held the position of Deputy Director of Central Intelligence before Mr. Gates held the same position, endorsed Mr. Gates. While members of the committee have questioned how Mr. Gates, second in command of Central Intelligence during the activities known as the Iran-Contra affair, could not have known about the unfolding scandal, Mr. Inman said it was plausible that the former Director of Central Intelligence, William Casey, kept Mr. Gates uninformed on the Iran-Contra affair to protect Mr. Gates' future career. Mr. Inman also defended Mr. Gates' repeated pleas of forgetfulness concerning meetings, memos, and letters concerning the Iran-Contra affair, saying the position consisted of a non-stop flurry of memos, meetings, and letters. He also discussed Mr. Gates' record at the Central Intelligence Agency, saying he would have “a bumpy few months” to begin his directorship, but would make an excellent director of Central Intelligence. close

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CIA Director Confirmation Day 4

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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 20, 1991
Last Aired:
Sep 21, 1991

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  • Sep 20, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 20, 1991 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Sep 21, 1991 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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