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  • IranContra Investigation Day 28 Part 1
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 28 Part 1

    Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North was questioned further by committee members, including Representative Boland on the Boland amendment. The committee chairs then directed summary statements to Lieutenant…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 27
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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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  • IranContra Investigation Day 25
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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 advance. North…

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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 assumed…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 40
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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 of U.S.…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 39 Part 2
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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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  • IranContra Investigation Day 39 Part 1
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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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  • IranContra Investigation Day 38
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 38

    Donald Regan testified 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 described President Ronald Reagan as…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 37
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 37

    Attorney General Edwin Meese III answered questions from committee members on his questioning of Oliver North and John Poindexter and his report of the diversion scheme to President Ronald…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 36
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 36

    Attorney General Edwin Meese III described his November 1986 investigation, at President Ronald Reagan’s request, into the Iran-Contra affair. Attorney General Meese answered questions about…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 35
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 35

    Secretary of State George Shultz testified before the committee. In responding to a committee member’s question comparing Iran-Contra to Watergate, Secretary of State George Shultz commented that…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 34
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 34

    Secretary of State George Shultz answered questions concerning his knowledge of the Iran arms sales. Secretary Shultz and Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger were criticized by the Tower Commission for…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 33
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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 statement, Rep.…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 32
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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 president’s…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 31
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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 the operation…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 30
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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 arms-for-hostages…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 29
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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 when the Justice…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 28 Part 2
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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 support…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 26
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    Iran-Contra Investigation Day 26

    Colonel Oliver 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…

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  • IranContra Investigation Day 24
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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 contras. North explains the security fence at…

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