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May 6, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
To many of his Capitol Hill colleagues, he is known as "Sen. Anyway." Long ago, Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) gave up correcting the multiple mispronunciations of his name. But for those who want to know, the veteran legislator who presided Tuesday over the opening session of the congressional investigation into the Iran- contra scandal has an "easy" version for non-Japanese speakers.
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June 3, 1987 | Associated Press
Lt. Col. Oliver L. North was trying to avoid being jailed for contempt of court last month when he appealed a sealed ruling by a federal judge on a grand jury subpoena, court records indicate. A docket entry in North's appeal of U.S. District Judge Aubrey Robinson Jr.'s May 8 ruling stated that his attorneys filed a motion that day "for stay, or in the alternative, for bail." The reference to bail in the case docket on file in the U.S.
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July 16, 1987 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
Republican leaders in the House and Senate said Wednesday that President Reagan has been exonerated by former National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter's testimony that he did not tell the President about the diversion of Iranian arms proceeds to the Nicaraguan contras. They predicted that the Iran-contra hearings would now begin to wind down, with the central issue of Reagan's knowledge and credibility laid to rest.
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July 22, 1987 | United Press International
Assistant Atty. Gen. William Bradford Reynolds, under fire for a shoddy preliminary inquiry of the Iran- contra affair, said Tuesday that Lt. Col. Oliver L. North lied to Congress about shredding documents under investigators' noses. "There was no shredding in my presence," said Reynolds, one of two close aides to Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III who conducted the initial fact-finding inquiry that uncovered the diversion of Iran arms sales profits to the Nicaraguan rebels.
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June 5, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Following are excerpts from testimony Thursday by Iranian-born businessman Albert A. Hakim before the congressional committees that are investigating the Iran-contra affair: View of Oval Office (House committee counsel John W. Nields Jr. questioned Hakim about attempts by him, Lt. Col. Oliver L. North and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord to use an Iranian official as a "second channel" to negotiate an exchange of arms for hostages being held in Lebanon.
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July 14, 1987 | SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writer
Former National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane will be recalled to testify before the congressional investigating committees today to explain why his account of the Iran- contra affair differs so sharply from the story told by his one-time subordinate, Lt. Col. Oliver L. North. Sen. Daniel K.
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May 7, 1987 | GAYLORD SHAW, Times Staff Writer
It was, Richard V. Secord recalled for investigating congressmen Wednesday, "a rather acid conversation." Manucher Ghorbanifar, the Iranian middleman in Washington's arms deals with Tehran, had made a deposit in Secord's Swiss bank account and the check had bounced. Secord, a retired Air Force major general who was ramrodding the deals for the White House, said this and other problems with Ghorbanifar left him "very angry." "On the telephone . . .
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August 4, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Following are excerpts from testimony Monday by Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger before the congressional committees investigating the Iran-contra affair. They open with Democratic Rep. Thomas S. Foley of Washington asking Weinberger if he approves of the system under which a small group of congressional and Administration officials is notified of covert operations: QUESTION: Would you agree that there is a balance . . .
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July 22, 1987 | RUDY ABRAMSON, Times Staff Writer
To the end, John M. Poindexter was inscrutable. Hour after long hour, day after meticulous day, he parried the sharp questions, reframed the tricky ones and swept the easy ones aside like a puff of smoke from his pipe. Even when the interrogation was innocuous, direct answers would not come. "The decision to fire Col. North was made by whom?" Rep. Ed Jenkins (D-Ga.
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July 25, 1987 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
After denouncing officials who deceived Congress and each other in the Iran- contra scandal, Secretary of State George P. Shultz issued a strong endorsement Friday of Elliott Abrams, an assistant secretary of state who lied to Congress about soliciting aid for the Nicaraguan rebels from Brunei. "He's a good guy," Shultz told the congressional committees investigating the scandal. ". . . I think he should continue in that job and continue to contribute."
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