WASHINGTON — The Senate committee investigating the Iran- contra affair has subpoenaed a veteran CIA officer who paid for a $2,000 electronic gate at the home of Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, a key figure in the scandal.
Senate sources said today the panel's investigators have subpoenaed Glenn Robinette to testify about the arms sales to Iran as well as how he came to pay for the electronic security gate at North's home in suburban Virginia.
"There's a possibility that there's nothing more here than the purchase of a gate," a committee source said. "But investigators are interested in learning more about Robinette's connection with various individuals."
Robinette, 66, who is now a security consultant, told the Washington Post that he was asked by retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord, another key figure in the affair, to talk to North.