CIA Director Confirmation Day 5, Part 1

The committee heard testimony from a senior CIA official during the fifth day of the confirmation hearings of former deputy director for Central… read more

The committee heard testimony from a senior CIA official during the fifth day of the confirmation hearings of former deputy director for Central Intelligence Robert Gates for the position of director of Central Intelligence. Mr. Allen, a senior CIA analyst, testified that he told Mr. Gates on October 1, 1986, that Oliver North may have been involved in a possible diversion of funds from arms sales to Iran to fund the Contras in Central America. The testimony contradicted Mr. Gates' previous testimony that Mr. Allen, to the best of Mr. Gates' recollection, never told him anyone in the U.S. government was involved in a diversion of funds from Iran arms sales to the Contras. Mr. Allen, however, said Mr. Gates' memory lapse concerning the conversation as “understandable,” since the conversation occurred over five years ago, and he had no evidence Mr. Gates was attempting to withhold information. Mr. Allen also said under questioning that the CIA began watching Iraq in January 1990 for evid close

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CIA Director Confirmation Day 5, Part 1

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Program ID:
21512-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 24, 1991 | 9:42am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Sep 28, 1991 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Sep 24, 1991 | 9:42am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 24, 1991 | 8:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 28, 1991 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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