July 16, 1987 |
Unlike Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, whose highly decorated Marine uniform attracted much attention, Rear Adm. John M. Poindexter appeared before the Iran- contra congressional committees Wednesday wearing the standard uniform of a Washington politician: a dark suit.
March 11, 1987 |
President Reagan indicated Tuesday that he does not agree with his daughter Maureen that former national security aides John M. Poindexter and Oliver L. North should be court-martialed for not keeping him informed about the Iran arms- contra aid affair. "I gave up arguing with my daughter long ago," Reagan told Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas and other Republican leaders at a morning meeting in the Cabinet Room.
February 14, 1990 |
Former President Ronald Reagan, the Justice Department and Iran-Contra independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh joined forces Tuesday to urge a federal judge to bar the press and public from the Los Angeles courtroom where Reagan is scheduled to give videotaped testimony Friday. Reagan was called as a defense witness by former White House National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter. A lawyer for Poindexter argued that the taping session should be open to the public, but only if U.S.
February 3, 1990 |
The Justice Department, seeking to avoid a "constitutional confrontation," asked a federal judge late Friday to delay the deadline for former President Ronald Reagan to turn over parts of his diaries dealing with the Iran-Contra scandal. U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene had ordered Reagan to turn over by Monday portions of his personal diaries to lawyers for John M. Poindexter, who was Reagan's national security adviser when the scandal broke in November, 1986.
February 23, 1990 |
Former President Ronald Reagan's testimony in the case of his former national security adviser, Adm. John M. Poindexter, occurred under unusual circumstances and was released Thursday in an equally unusual manner. Out of deference to the former President, Reagan was allowed to give his testimony in the form of a deposition before Poindexter's trial rather than being required to attend the trial itself, which is scheduled to begin early next month.
April 6, 1990 |
The jurors in the John M. Poindexter trial knotted the courtroom in a legal quandary Thursday when they sent a note to the judge with a simple plea: "We need a dictionary. Please." The reply was not simple. U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene called lawyers for the prosecution and defense in the Iran-Contra case to the courtroom for advice. "I'm not playing hide the ball," defense attorney Richard W.
March 6, 1990 |
Twenty-one people, including a lawyer who worked for the Bush presidential campaign, were chosen as prospective jurors Monday for the Iran-Contra trial of former National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter. Poindexter is charged with five felony counts--one of conspiracy, two of obstructing Congress and two of making false statements to congressional committees--in connection with accusations that he covered up Oliver L.
February 10, 1987 |
Vice Adm. John M. Poindexter, the White House national security adviser who resigned amid the controversy over U.S. weapons sales to Iran, is facing a reduction in rank. Since his resignation, Poindexter, 50, has been serving as a special adviser to Adm. Carlisle A. H. Trost, chief of naval operations. Unless President Reagan takes action to prevent it, by early March, Poindexter will lose the three-star rank of vice admiral and fall back to rear admiral, a two-star rank.
April 22, 1988
U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell rebuffed attorneys for Lt. Col. Oliver L. North and two other Iran-Contra defendants who charged the judge has made "hollow the judicial promise" that immunized testimony would not be used against them. Gesell denied a motion by defense attorneys to delay Monday's pre-trial hearing, set to determine whether independent prosecutor Lawrence E.
July 18, 1987 |
A fan of Rear Adm. John M. Poindexter decided there is nothing like a good smoke for tough days on the witness stand, so she splurged on a top-of-the-line pipe for Poindexter and had it blessed by a priest. The manager of a Dunhill men's luxury accessories shop said Friday he received the order by telephone Wednesday from a woman in Montpelier, Vt., who chose not to be publicly identified.