CIA Director Confirmation Day 2, Part 1

The committee heard testimony during the second day of the confirmation hearings of Robert Gates for the position of director of Central… read more

The committee heard testimony during the second day of the confirmation hearings of Robert Gates for the position of director of Central Intelligence. Mr. Gates, former deputy director of Central Intelligence during the mid-1980's during the period of the diversion of profits from arms sales with Iran to fund the Contras in Central America, testified to his own ignorance of the Iran-Contra affair during his tenure at the agency. Committee member Bill Bradley questioned Mr. Gates' role in the Iran-Contra affair, and pressed Mr. Gates on his authorization of covert CIA activities aiding Iraq in its war with Iran. Sen. Bradley also accused Mr. Gates of bending intelligence to suit the right-wing policies of the Reagan administration. close

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CIA Director Confirmation Day 2, Part 1

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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 17, 1991 | 8:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Sep 17, 1991 | 8:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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