WASHINGTON — The White House, taking advantage of dissenting views in the Iran-Contra report from Congress, argued today that the conclusions were "predictably partisan" and offered nothing new but "the subjective views of the members."
Reagan had no immediate personal comment on the report and was kept at a distance from reporters during two events in the old executive office building adjacent to the White House.
Presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said Reagan received the report today and was briefed "on many aspects" of it by White House counsel A. B. Culvahouse.
"The President did not violate any laws. Even the majority report does not so state," Fitzwater said. "We are moving on. And we trust that out of this experience has come a new wisdom about the process of governing in America."