July 28, 1988
U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell, venting his continued frustration with delays in the Iran-Contra case, warned that he may throw out conspiracy charges against Oliver L. North unless the prosecution turns over disputed classified documents to North's attorneys. Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, chided by Gesell for trying "to avoid the reality of the case," said that he will try in the next several days to comply with Gesell's order.
July 8, 1989 |
Former White House aide Oliver L. North said Friday he won't rule out a run for Congress, although his conviction in the Iran-Contra affair means he cannot hold federal office. North acknowledged he must first overcome "tremendous legal problems" from the scandal but, in his first speaking appearance since being spared prison time Wednesday, North said he had other matters on his mind.
June 3, 1987 |
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh will meet today with House and Senate investigating committees, apparently to urge lawmakers not to grant immunity from prosecution to Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, the key figure in the Iran- contra probe. Walsh in March persuaded the House and Senate panels to delay until June 4 any decision on immunity for North, who has invoked the Fifth Amendment guarantee against self-incrimination and refused to testify about his role in the scandal.
September 11, 1994 |
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, who once appeared hesitant to endorse Republican Senate candidate Oliver L. North, has agreed to join him on the campaign trail. "I'm looking forward to barnstorming Virginia in support of his candidacy on Monday," the Kansas senator said in a statement Friday. Dole will appear with North in Alexandria, Norfolk, Salem and Richmond as part of a tour on behalf of Southern GOP candidates. North is running for the seat held by Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb.
February 26, 1991 |
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh asked the Supreme Court on Monday to reinstate the convictions of former White House aide Oliver L. North and to overturn a ruling that he says would make it almost impossible for courts to try a person compelled to testify before Congress. After a 12-week trial, North was convicted of destroying documents and lying to Congress in the Iran-Contra scandal.
July 9, 1988 |
The judge in the Iran-Contra case Friday ordered fired White House aide Oliver L. North to stand trial on Sept. 20 and ordered prosecutors to give the defense any secret documents showing that North's actions were approved by a higher authority. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell ruled that, during a closed hearing earlier this week, North had demonstrated that highly sensitive documents are relevant to defend charges that he had conspired to illegally divert U.S.