Support for CIA Director Confirmation

Sen. Boren, chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence committee, held a news conference to announce his decision to vote in favor of… read more

Sen. Boren, chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence committee, held a news conference to announce his decision to vote in favor of the confirmation of William Gates for the position of director of Central Intelligence. Sen. Boren said he would vote with “enthusiasm” for Mr. Gates' confirmation, noting Mr. Gates' knowledge of the inner workings of the intelligence community and Mr. Gates' cooperation with Congressional oversight of Central Intelligence. Sen. Boren predicted Mr. Gates would be approved by the Senate despite his “nonfeasance” concerning the Iran-Contra affair. Mr. Gates had maintained his ignorance of the affair during his tenure as deputy director of Central Intelligence in the mid-1980's. close

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Program ID:
22103-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 17, 1991
Last Aired:
Oct 18, 1991

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  • Oct 17, 1991 | 9:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 18, 1991 | 2:21am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 18, 1991 | 6:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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